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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 Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Delegates convened for the final day of the Ministerial Segment of the Africa Regional Preparatory meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In the morning, delegates took part in a Ministerial Dialogue on the Means of Implementation. Delegates heard interventions from government, civil society and the private sector. They noted the importance of innovative financing for sustainable development, the need to involve the private sector in the Rio+20 negotiations, the importance of mainstreaming indigenous knowledge systems for bridging the implementation gap, and the opportunities that waste management can provide in a green economy.

In the afternoon, delegates considered the draft Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20, decided on the way forward and heard closing statements. On the Consensus Statement, delegates noted that issues such as piracy, human trafficking, climate change and rapid urbanization. They called for defining green economy as a tool for achieving sustainable development, establishing, reviving and strengthening sustainable development policies and councils as well as clear and actionable indicator frameworks for sustainable development at the national level.

The meeting was closed at 7.56pm

View over Addis Ababa from Mount Entoto

Aly Abou-Sabaa, Afdb, Stanford Mwakasona, Engen Petroleum, Edith Madela-Mntla, Director, ICSU Regional Office for Africa

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A view of the dais during the Ministerial Dialogue on Means of Implementation: Bridging the implementation gap.

 

 

 

Delegates during the plenary session

 
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*UN Conference on Sustainable Development website

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*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)
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