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Israel National Preparations

In preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the Government of Israel is establishing a National Preparatory Committee, which is expected to be formed by March 2001. The Committee will be composed of representatives from the following ministries: Environment, and Education. The Committee will be Chaired by Ms. Valerie Brachya, Deputy Director General, Ministry of the Environment.

The Committee is also expected to include representatives of major groups, including NGOs and Universities.

In addition, Israel is undertaking its national review and assessment of the progress made in the implementation of Agenda 21, which is expected to be completed by June 2001. Israel is also planning to launch the "four initiatives" proposed by the Summit Secretariat to ensure greater participation of all partners. The estimated timeframes for completion of these Initiatives is as follows: Other preparatory activities include the organization of local activities concerning sustainable development and local Agenda 21.

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