There is also the threat of conference fatigue. In 1994 practically every week of the year contains at least one conference or meeting on sustainable development. UN delegates are exhausted and have little time or energy to prepare for the next conference or meeting. Unless there are fewer meetings with better preparation and appropriate representation from countries and agencies, little will be accomplished.
There is also the threat of the CSD's potential monitoring role. Many countries do not want the CSD to become another Commission on Human Rights that can review countries' sustainable development performance and list those that have not made progress since the Earth Summit. Yet, without the ability to monitor national performance, the CSD will turn into an institution that can only monitor UN agency implementation of Agenda 21, which is only the tip of the iceberg.