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LIST OF MEETINGS RELATED TO THE WORLD SUMMIT
ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (WSSD)

(2001-2002)


A. Regional Prepcoms

B. Regional Roundtables

C. Other Relevant Meetings


A. REGIONAL PREPCOMS

Dates

Venue

Title

Region

15–18 Oct 01 UNON, Nairobi, Kenya Regional Prepcom Africa
1–3 Oct 01 Abidjan, Cote Ivoire Sub-regional Prepcom West Africa
17–19 Sep 01 Port Louis, Mauritius Sub-regional prepcom South Africa
17–19 Sep 01 Libreville, Gabon Sub-regional Prepcom East Africa
10–12 Sep 01 Nairobi, Kenya Sub-regional prepcom Northern Africa
5–7 Sep 01 Tunis, Tunisia Sub-regional prepcom Northern Africa
       
27–29 Nov 01 Phnom Penh,
Cambodia
Regional Prepcom Asia Pacific
17–19 Oct 01 Manila,
Philippines
Sub-regional Prepcom South-east Asia
27–29 Sep 01 Colombo, Sri Lanka Sub-regional Prepcom South Asia
19–21 Sep 01 Almaty,
Kazakhstan
Sub-regional Prepcom Central Asia/Europe
5–7Sep 01 Apia, Samoa Sub-regional Prepcom Pacific
26–28 Jul 01 Beijing, China Sub-regional Prepcom North-east Asia
       
24–25 Oct 01 Cairo, Egypt Regional Prepcom West Asia
       
23–24 Oct 01 Rio de Janeiro Regional Prepcom Latin America & Caribbean
17–18 Jul 01 San Salvador,
El Salvador
Sub-regional Prepcom
Meso-America
(Central America
and Mexico)
02–03 Jul 01 Quito, Ecuador Sub-regional Prepcom Andean Zone
28–29 Jun 01 Havana, Cuba Sub-regional Prepcom
Caribbean
14–15 Jun 01 Santiago, Chile Sub-regional Prepcom
Report:   
Southern Cone
       
24–25 Sep 01 Geneva,
Switzerland
Regional Prepcom
As a Special Session
of ECE
Europe
19–21 Sep 01 Almaty,
Kazakhstan
Sub-regional Prepcom Falls under both
Asian and European
regions
27–28 Jun 01 Bucharest,
Romania
Sub-regional Prepcom Central Eastern
Europe



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B. REGIONAL ROUNDTABLES

   
24–25 Oct 01 Cairo, Egypt Regional Roundtable Africa
30 Jul–1 Aug 01 Bishkek,
Kyrgyzstan
Regional Roundtable Central and
South Asia
09–11 Jul 01 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Regional Roundtable East Asia and
the Pacific
18–20 Jun 01 St. Philip,
Barbados
Regional Roundtable Latin America
and the Caribbean
06-08 Jun 01 Vail, Colorado Regional Roundtable
Europe and
North America
09-11 Apr 01 Beirut, Lebanon Regional Roundtable
West Asia
(organized by ESCWA
andUNEP ROWA)


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C. OTHER RELEVANT MEETINGS

April to December 2001
Apr May Jun Jul Sep Oct Nov Dec

January to August 2002
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug


April 2001
17–20 Apr 01 Costa, Rica Local Authorities Regional Consultations for Latin America (ICLEI)
30 Apr–02 May 01 New York, USA CSD acting as Prepcom 1 for the WSSD (UN/DESA)

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May 2001    
3–6 May 01 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Local Authorities Regional Consultations for Asia and the Pacific (ICLEI)
Contact
10–11 May 01 Brussels, Belgium Europe and the WSSD (European Commission)
Contact
14–16 May 01 Paris, France OECD Forum 2001 - Sustainable Development in the New Economy
16–18 May 01 Paris, France OECD Environment Ministers Meeting and Annual OECD Council Meeting at Ministerial Level
14–20 May 01 Brussels, Belgium Third UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries
21–27 May 01 Borgholm, Sweden Borgholm Youth Summit (Gov't. of Sweden/UNEP/Nature Youth of Sweden
23–27 May 01 Borgholm, Sweden Youth Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development
28–29 May 01 Cambridge, U.K. Expert Consultations on International Environmental Governance


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June 2001    
4–8 Jun 01 Tokyo, Japan Fourth Expert Working Group Meeting on Environmental Management Accounting (organized by DESA/Gov't. of Japan)
5–15 Jun 01 Greece Conference on Islands and Renewable Energies
6–8 Jun 01 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Canadian Conference on Oceans Stewardship
6–8 Jun 01 New York, USA Istanbul +5: UN Special Session on Habitat
9–12 Jun 01 Stavenger, Norway Think Tank Meeting and Stavenger Forum for Rio +10 (ICLEI)
Report of Meeting
11 Jun 01 Rovaniemi, Finland 10th Anniversary of Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS)Outcome
11–22 Jun 01 New York, USA First substantive session of UN Forum on Forests
14–16 Jun 01 Cape Town, South Africa Preparation of the African Civil Society and NGOs to the WSSD (NESDA)
15–16 Jun 01 Gothenburg, Sweden EU Summit Meeting
2nd wk Jun 01 Bangkok, Thailand Expert Group Meeting on approaches to water resources
18–20 Jun 01 Marseilles, France International Symposium on frontiers in Urban Water Management
20–22 Jun 01 Gland, Switzerland Fifth Global Environmental Governance Dialogue (IUCN/Yale Univ.)
20–22 Jun 01 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA North American Local Government Conference ((ICLEI)
27–29 Jun 01 Copenhagen, Denmark Partnerships and Social Responsibility in New Economy (Copenhagen Center)


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Jul 2001    
2–6 Jul 01 Denmark 2001 European Energy Conference (for issues related to SIDS)
9–10 Jul 01 Zambia OAU Summit
16–18 Jul 01 Geneva, Switzerland Second Meeting of the CSD-10 Bureau
16–27 Jul 01 Bonn, Germany Resumed UNFCC Conference of the Parties (COP-6)
17 Jul 01 Bonn, Germany Second Meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Ministers or their representatives on Int'l. Environmental Governance (UNEP)
20–22 Jul 01 Genoa, Italy G-8 Summit
     

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Sep 2001    
2–9 Sep 01 Baku, Azerbaijan Youth Earth Summit, YES2001 (Peace Child International)
5–7 Sep 01 Jakarta, Indonesia Third meeting of the CSD-10 Bureau
9–10 Sep 01 Algiers, Algeria Third Meeting of the Open-ended Intergovernmental Group of Ministers or their representatives on Int'l. Environmental Governance (UNEP)
17–28 Sep 01 Bonn, Germany Fifth COP UN Convention to Combat Desertification
19–21 Sep 01 New York, USA UN Special Session on Children
20–21 Sep 01 London, U.K. Accelerating Local Sustainability: Evaluating European Local Agenda 21 Processes (ICLEI)
23–27 Sep 01 Bahrain Regional Stakeholder Roundtable and Regional Preparatory meeting (Prep. 2002 WSSD-West Asia Region) (organized by UNEP/CAMRE Technical Secretariat/ESCWA)
27–28 Sep 01 Paris, France UNEP Consultative Meeting with Industry Associations 2001
27–28 Sep 01 Kouvola, Finland The Sustainable Information Society - Values and Everyday Life Conference (Town of Kouvola)
     

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October 2001    
Oct 01 To be confirmed Expert Group Meeting on Mitigation of Natural Disasters: A Gender Perspective
Oct 01
Bangkok, Thailand Asian Women's Conference on Gender, Finance and Sustainable Development (Asian Women's Network)
01–02 Oct 01 New York, USA Fourth Meeting of the CSD Bureau
01–04 Oct 01 Reykjavik, Iceland The Reykjavik Conference on Responsible Fisheries in the Marine Ecosystem (jointly organized and sponsored by FAO and the Governments of Iceland and Norway)
04–05 Oct 01 New York, USA Workshop organized by UNITAR/DESA as a contribution to the prep. process for WSSD
06–09 Oct 01 Brisbane, Australia Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)
08–10 Oct 01 Algiers, Algeria Southern NGO Summit (Southern NGO Caucus for Sustainable Development)
11–12 Oct 01 Edinburgh, Scotland Third round of talks on third replenishment of the GEF
12–14 Oct 01 Tokyo, Japan Global Environment Action Conference on Global Environment Crisis
13-14 Oct 01 Tokyo, Japan ECOASIA 2001
18–20 Oct 01 Tbd Forum of the Latin American Network for the WSSD (UNDP, Mexico)
21–22 Oct 01 Cairo, Egypt Special Session of the Joint Committee on Environment and Development in the Arab Region (JCEDAR) (League of Arab States)
21–23/10/01 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil XIII Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (organized by UNEP & partners)
24–27 Oct 01 Manaus, Brazil Sustainable Development in Amazonia - Strategies and Instruments (Univ. of Belem, Brazil; Univ. of Manaus, Brazil; OEAR Consultants)
26–31 Oct 01 New Delhi, India General Conference of the Third World Academy of Sciences
29 Oct 01 New York, USA Briefing by Chairpersons of the Regional Roundtables
29–31 Oct 01 New York, USA Consideration of WSSD prep. in the UNGA Second Committee
29 Oct 01 Marrakech, Morocco Seventh UNFCC COP
     

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November 2001    
01–02 Nov 01 New York, USA Fifth meeting of the CSD Bureau, in conjunction with the 56th Session of the UNGA, followed by briefing for delegations & other interested parties
5–6 Nov 01 Brunei ASEAN Summit
5–9 Nov 01 Rome, Italy Food Summit +5
7–9 Nov 01 Accra, Ghana International Forum on National Sustainable Development Strategies (DESA)
9–10 Nov 01 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA WASTE - Women Assessing the State of the Environment: Organizing for Sustainable Development in the US and beyond (WEDO)
12–13 Nov 01 London, U.K. Equity for a Small Planet. An International Forum on the WSSD 2002 (IIED)
26–27 Nov 01 Santiago, Chile ECLAC/UNEP Finance Initiatives Roundtables
25–26 Nov 01 Adelaide, Australia Special Session on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA)
26–30 Nov 01 Montreal, Canada First Intergovernmental Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA) (preceded by 4th Global Meeting of Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Montreal, Canada, 21-23 November 2001) (GPA/UNEP)
     

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December 2001    
3–4 Dec 01 Washington, D.C. Fourth round of talks on third replenishment of the GEF
3–7 Dec 01 Bonn, Germany International Conference on Freshwater
4–5 Dec 01 Calcutta, India "Corporate Citizenship: Meeting the Challenges" Organized by the Centre for Social Markets:
(Contact)
5 Dec 1 Swansea, UK "Actions Speak Louder....7" Young People's Conference on the Environment, Organized by The Environment Centre:
(Contact)
5–6 Dec 01 Washington DC, USA World Resources Institute 5th Annual Sustainable Development Summit
3–07 Dec 01 Paris, France Progress, Addressing Continuing and New Challenges (sponsored by UNESCO & int'l. NGOs/IGOs Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio +10: Assessing
3–07 Dec 01 Bonn, Germany International Conference on Freshwater and Global Environment Change
5–7 Dec 01 Washington DC, USA Global Environment Facility Council Meeting and NGO consultation
7–8 Dec 01 Berlin, Germany "Global Environmental Change and the Nation State" 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
19–23 Dec 01 Cairo, Egypt Special Meeting of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE)
and the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)

(Contact)
Dec 01
To be determined
Santiago, Chile CITES Conference of the Parties
     

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January 2002    
6–11 Jan 02 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rio 02 - World Climate and Energy Event
Contact
14–17 Jan 02 Singapore Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Inter-Regional Preparatory Meeting for WSSD
14–25 Jan 02 New York USA International Conference on Financing for Development ( Prepcom 4)
16–17 Jan 02 New York, USA WSSD Brainstorming Session with delegations on the main thematic outcomes of the regional prep. processes in prep. for the second session of the Prep. Committee
14 Jan 02 New York, USA Sixth meeting of the CSD-10 Bureau


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February 2002    
28 Jan–
08 Feb 02
New York, USA CSD10 acting as PrepCom II for the WSSD (UN/DESA)
Feb 02
To be determined
Niger Second Meeting of the UNCCD Panel of Eminent Personalities in Preparation for the WSSD
9–11 Feb 02 New Delhi, India Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002 - Ensuring Sustainable Livelihoods: Challenges for Governments, Corporate and Civil Society at Rio +10 (TERI)
13–15 Feb 02 Cartagena, Colombia Global Ministerial Environmental Forum (UNEP Governing Council)
20–22 Feb 02 Vancouver Canada Local Government International Preparatory Committee Meeting (International Council for Local Environment Initiatives - ICLEI)
21–23 Feb 02 Lyon, France Earth Dialogues: Globalisation and Sustainable Development - is Ethics the Missing Link?
     

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March 2002    
3–6 Mar 02 Adelaide Australia Sustaining our Communities- International Local Agenda 21 Conference
4–6 Mar 02 KathmanduNepal International Conference on Women, Science and Technology for Poverty Alleviation
3–14 Mar 02 San José, Costa Rica 2nd Session and Ministerial Segment of the UN Forum on Forests
18–22 Mar 02 Monterey, Mexico International Conference on Financing for Development
22–31 Mar 02 Copenhagen, Denmark UNEP Global Youth Forum
     

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April 2002    
25 Mar–
05 Apr 02
New York, USA CSD acting as PrepCom III for the WSSD (UN/DESA)
8–26 Apr 02 The Hague, The Netherlands Sixth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biodiversity and First Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (CBD Secretariat)
15–17 Apr 02 Beijing China The Beijing Forum on New and Emerging Technologies and SustainableDevelopment
     

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May 2002    
22–24 May 02 Victoria Canada Fourth International Children's Summit
27 May–7 Jun 02 Indonesia CSD acting as PrepCom IV for the WSSD, Ministerial Level (UN/DESA)
     

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June 2002    
Jun 02 Tbd World Food Summit (FAO)
17–22 Jun 02 Geneva, Switzerland Sixth Session of the POPS Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (UNEP)
   
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July 2002    

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August 2002    
26 Aug– 4 Sep 02 Johannesburg, S. Africa World Summit on Sustainable Development
     

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