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FIFTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: : 8-25 APRIL 1997

The fifth session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-5) will open this morning at UN headquarters in New York. During its three-week session, the Commission is expected to draft the document to be considered at the June 1997 UN General Assembly Special Session to review implementation of Agenda 21 (UNGASS). The High-Level Segment will begin this afternoon and continue through Thursday, 10 April. The Commission will also review reports of its Ad Hoc Intersessional Working Group and the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests during the first week. Dialogue sessions with major groups, including the scientific and technological communities, women, indigenous peoples, NGOs and business and industry, will begin on Friday, 11 April and continue through the second week.