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THINGS TO LOOK FOR TODAY

PLENARY: Outgoing CSD Chair Henrique Cavalcanti (Brazil) will open the fourth session of the CSD this morning and introduce the election of officers to the new Bureau. The Commission will proceed to: adopt the agenda and programme of work, contained in E/CN.17/1996/1; consider a progress report of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Panel on Forests; and discuss progress in the implementation of Agenda 21, focusing on the cross-sectoral components and critical elements of sustainability.

PANEL:<M> At 5:00 pm, a panel discussion on education and sustainable development will meet, organized by UNESCO.