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REPORT OF THE CSD AD HOC OPEN ENDED WORKING GROUP ON SECTORAL ISSUES: 27 FEBRUARY - 3 MARCH 1995

The Commission on Sustainable Development's Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Sectoral Issues opened on Monday, 27 February 1995. During the course of the week, delegates discussed the six reports of the Secretary-General on the sectoral issues that will be considered by the CSD at its third session in April 1995. These include: integrated management of land resources, forests, combating desertification, sustainable mountain development, sustainable agriculture and rural development, and biological diversity. During the first two days, delegates discussed the reports prepared by the Secretary-General. The latter three days were spent discussing the draft report of the Working Group. By the conclusion of a week that alternated between technical discussions and political maneuvering, sprinkled with a good dose of humor and more than the average amount of Latin phraseology courtesy of the Chair of the Group of 77 and the Chair of the meeting, delegates adopted their report, including a series of recommendations to present to the CSD.