||THE COMMISSION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
A significant institutional outcome of UNCED was the establishment of the
Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in December 1992, to ensure
effective follow-up of UNCED; and to monitor and report on implementation of
the Earth Summit agreements at the local, national, regional and international
levels. The CSD is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social
Council (ECOSOC), with 53 members.
The CSD consistently generates a high level of public interest. Over 50
ministers attend the CSD each year and more than one thousand non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) contribute to its work. The Commission ensures the high
visibility of sustainable development issues within the UN system and helps to
improve the UN's coordination of environment and development activities. The
CSD also encourages governments and international organizations to host
workshops and conferences on different environmental and cross-sectoral issues.
The results of these expert-level meetings enhance the work of CSD and help the
Commission to work better with national governments and various
non-governmental partners in promoting sustainable development worldwide.
CSD and the Johannesburg Summit: The 55th General Assembly session
decided in December 2000 that the CSD would serve as the central organizing
body for the forthcoming Johannesburg Summit. Therefore, the tenth session of
the CSD is acting as the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) for the Summit. Four
sessions of CSD10 are being held for this purpose from during 2001 and 2002.
Click here for outcomes of the
Bureau Meetings of CSD-10 (Tenth Session)
Click here for a list of the Members of
the Bureau - CSD (Tenth Session)
Click here for a full list of
preparatory meetings for the Summit
for more information on the Commission for Sustainable Development. .
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