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FOURTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:: 18 APRIL - 3 MAY 1996

The fourth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), meeting from 18 April - 3 May 1996 at UN Headquarters in New York, is scheduled to consider the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests and the CSD’s Ad Hoc Open- Ended Working Groups on sectoral issues (oceans and atmosphere) and finance and production and consumption patterns. Delegates will also discuss: cross-sectoral issues not dealt with by the ad hoc working groups (technology transfer, education, capacity building, trade, poverty, population, decision-making, major groups and national reporting); implementation of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Programme of Action; and national experiences on coastal zone management and sustainable development strategies. A High-Level Segment will take place from 1-3 May.