Adhemar Bahadian noted the landmark set by UNCED in
democratizing international relations and strengthening
multilateralism and that the "Spirit of Rio" should be kept alive.
He called the creation of the two CSD working groups crucial for
effective implementation of Agenda 21, noting their role in
providing a political framework. Informal meetings on CSD topics
may offer a supplementary contribution but only within the domain
of the CSD will it be possible to achieve recommendations with full
participation. Brazil expects the establishment of a legally
binding instrument to prevent the depletion of straddling and
highly migratory fish stocks. He stressed the importance of access
to environmentally sound technology, restating Brazil's proposal
that the CSD working group on technology prepare a catalog of
existing public domain technologies for the sectoral clusters to be
considered by the CSD in 1994.