Implementation and Monitoring Session: Realistic Expectations, Misunderstandings and Potential Disappointments. Purpose of the session. To clarify and align realistic expectations for our experiences at CSD. To mentally prepare for setting unified goals by the end of tomorrow.
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Realistic Expectations, Misunderstandings
and Potential Disappointments
“The Commission is responsible for reviewing progress in the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; as well as providing policy guidance to follow up the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) at the local, national, regional and international levels. The JPOI reaffirmed that the CSD is the high-level forum for sustainable development within the United Nations system.”
The General Assembly established CSD to:
“ensure effective follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development Conference, as well as to enhance international cooperation and rationalize the intergovernmental decision-making capacity for the integration of environment and development issues and to examine the progress of the implementation of Agenda 21 at the national, regional and international levels, fully guided by the principles of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 3/ and all other aspects of the Conference, in order to achieve sustainable development in all countries;”
Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions:
Please share your thoughts on
1) what you found successful and effective at CSD, and
2) what was frustrating or ineffective.
Please share one experience that you hadn’t expected.