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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) African Regional Preparatory Process

20-25 October 2011 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNCSD
Highlights for Friday, 21 October 2011

Delegates reconvened for the Expert Segment of the Africa Regional Preparatory meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, being held in conjunction with the Seventh Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-7).

The morning session focused on the African Regional Preparations for UNCSD (Rio+20), with deliberations focusing on the Africa Regional Review Report for Rio+20, the Africa Report on New and Emerging Challenges and Africa Report on Green Economy in the context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. Delegates highlighted the importance of including women in sustainable development. They noted the need to include reference to the challenges posed by urbanization, called for increased support for disaster preparedness and highlighted the effects of trafficking and piracy.

In the afternoon, delegates discussed the Africa Report on Institutional and Strategic Frameworks for Sustainable Development, and International Environmental Governance. Delegates emphasized that all pillars of sustainable development be addressed in the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development, queried the role of a specialized agency, urged recognizing the rights of indigenous peoples and called for the green economy to address underlying structural deficiencies in the economy.

View over Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto
 
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Mohamed Ismail, Food Security and Environmental Specialist, Arab Maghreb Union, Morocco

Nadia Osman, Sudan
 
 
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UN Economic Commission for Africa resources
*Meeting website
*Concept note
*Provisional agenda for expert segment
*Provisional agenda for ministerial segment
*Sustainable Development report on Africa
*Decision on Africa’s Preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20); Common Positions and Strategies in the Face of the Challenge of Green Economy and International Governance of the Environment
*UN Conference on Sustainable Development website

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS Summary Report of the UNCSD Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 7-9 September 2011, Santiago, Chile (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary Report of the UNCSD Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Pacific Countries, 21-22 July 2011, Apia, Samoa (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary Report of the UNCSD Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Countries, 7-8 July 2011, Mahé, Seychelles (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary Report of the UNCSD Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean, 20 June 2011, Georgetown, Guyana (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary Report of the Keeping the Green Economy Blue: A Workshop in Preparation for the UNCSD, 29 April 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2012 UNCSD, 7-8 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD, 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for UNCSD, 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, 26 August - 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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