CSD IPM CLOSES LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER CONSIDERING CHAIR’S DRAFT TEXT FOR CSD 19
On Friday morning, CSD IPM held two multistakeholder dialogues. The first dialogue focused on “advancing the implementation of sustainable development” with regards to the thematic issues under consideration at CSD 18/19. The second addressed contributions from CSD 19 to UNCSD (Rio 2012).
At 2:00pm New York time on Friday afternoon, a Chair’s draft negotiating text was distributed to delegates. The text was designed to form the basis for negotiations on an outcome at CSD 19. Delegates spent several hours reviewing the text before reconvening for the CSD IPM’s closing plenary shortly before 5:00 pm. Delegates provided an initial response, with many welcoming the text as the basis for negotiations at CSD 19. They also made observations on possible errors or omissions. Following these interventions, delegates took note of the text for transmittal to CSD 19, and adopted the report of the IPM (E/CN.17/IPM/2011/L.2). Thanking participants for their “excellent inputs” during the week, Chair László Borbély thanked the Secretariat and other support staff, the Bureau and all participants for their hard work, and looked forward to seeing everyone again for CSD 19 in May. He declared the IPM closed at 6:10 pm.