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Special Session of the General Assembly to Review and Appraise
the Implementation of Agenda 21

New York, 23-27 June 1997


Official process

10-21 February 1997, New York
Commission on Sustainable Development
Intergovernmental Panel on Forests, fourth session

24 February-7 March 1997, New York
Commission on Sustainable Development
Ad Hoc Intersessional Working Group

7-25 April 1997, New York
Commission on Sustainable Development, fifth session

23-27 June 1997, New York
General Assembly, special session

Other related meetings

September 1996, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Global Accords for Sustainable Development: Innovations Technology and Links to Finance and Law. Organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and co-sponsored by the CSD Secretariat. Contact Dr, Nazli Choucri, MIT, tel: (617) 253-6198, fax: (617) 258-7978, email:

24 September 1996, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Fourth High Level Seminar on Cleaner Production. Organized by UNEP Industry and Environment Office. Contact Ms. Jacqueline Aloisie de Larderel, tel: 33-14 437-1450, fax: 33-14 437-1474, e-mail:

7-12 October 1996, Ghent, Belgium.
Second Workshop on Indicators for Sustainable Development. Co- organized by the Governments of Belgium and Costa Rica. Contact Ms. Nadine Gouzee, Belgian delegate to UNCSD, tel: 32-2 507-7311, fax: 32-2 507-7373, e-mail:

13-17 October 1996, Cairo, Egypt.
INTA20 Annual Congress on New Urban Communities: Past Experiences and Responses to the Future. Contact Mr. Michel Sudarskis, International Urban Development Association, The Hague, Netherlands, tel: 31-70 324-4526, fax: 31-70 328-0727.

13-23 October 1996, Montreal, Canada.
The World Conservation Congress. Hosted by the Government of Canada and organized by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). For more information, contact Ms. Ursula Hiltbreunner, The World Conservation Union, tel: 41-22 999-0232 or 0001, fax: 41-22 999- 0002, e-mail:

4-15 November 1996, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, organized by the Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity. Contact person: Mr. Calestous Juma, Executive Secretary, tel. (514) 288-2220; fax (514) 288- 6588.

13 November 1996, Brussels, Belgium.
European Regional Meeting of National Councils for Sustainable Development, organized by the European Commission (DGXI) and the Earth Council. Contact person: Ms. Johanna Bernstein, Earth Council Liaison Office, tel. (212) 682-5998; fax (212) 682-6040; e-mail:

18-22 November 1996, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Expert Group Meeting on Women, Population and Sustainable Development: The Road from Rio, Cairo and Beijing. Contact person: Ms. Natalia Zakaharova, Division for the Advancement of Women (DPCSD), tel. (212) 963-8134.

20-22 November 1996, Ghent, Belgium.
Second Workshop on Indicators for Sustainable Development, co- organized by the Governments of Belgium and Costa Rica. Contact person: Ms. Nadine Gouzee, tel. 32-2 507 7311; fax 32-2 507 7373; e-mail:

22-25 November 1996, Kochi, Japan.
International Workshop on Integrated Application of Sustainable Forest Management Practices, co-sponsored by Japan, Canada, Malaysia, Mexico, FAO and ITTO. Contact person: Mr. Takashi Goto, Deputy Director, International Cooperation Office, Forestry Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-Ku Tokyo 100, Japan, tel 81-3-3502-8111; fax 81-3-3593-9565.

25-28 November 1996, Brasilia, Brazil.
Meeting on Changing Consumption and Production Patterns. Contact person: Mr. Erik Brandsma, Division for Sustainable Development (DPCSD), tel. (212) 963-0013; fax (212) 963-4260; e-mail:

25-26 November 1996, The Hague, Netherlands.
Meeting on Debt for Sustainable Development Swaps. Organized by the Government of the Netherlands. Contact person: Mr. Ron Lander, Head, International Environmental Policy, Instruments and Water Management Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, tel: 31-70 348 4304; fax 31-70 348 4303.

26-29 November 1996, Bangkok, Thailand.
Regional Meeting on Development of Indicators of Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific, organized by ESCAP and DPCSD. Contact person: Mr. Mohammed Aslam Khan, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, tel. 66-2 288 1558; fax 66-2 288 1000.

5-7 December 1996, Visayas, Philippines.
Visayas Wide Young Leaders Conference on Sustainable Development in Support to Agenda 21: Preparing Leaders for the 21st Century. Organized by the Youth for Asia-Pacific Cooperation. For more information, contact Ms. Ashley de la Cruz, care of the Office of Senator Alvarez, Manila, Philippines, tel: 63-2 527-7771 to 7774, fax: 63-2 527-1409.

7-8 December 1996, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
Summit Conference of the Americas on Sustainable Development. Organized by Fundacion Futuro Latino America. For general information, contact Mr. Fernando Romero, Special Ambassador of the Government of Bolivia, tel: 591-2 430-626, fax: 591-2 431-006. For NGO information, contact Ms. Yolanda Kakabadse, Fundacion Futuro Latino America, tel: 593-2 435-491, fax: 593-2 462-204, e-mail:

9-13 December 1996, Singapore.
World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference. Contact person: Ms. Sabrina Shaw, Trade and Environment Division (WTO), e-mail:

9-13 December 1996, Leticia, Colombia.
International Meeting of Indigenous and Other Forest-Dependent Peoples on the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forests, co-sponsored by the Governments of Colombia and Denmark. Contact person: Ms Joji Cariño, Executive Secretary, International Alliance of the Indigenous-Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest, tel. 44 171 587 3737; fax 44 171 793 8686; e- mail:

8-10 January 1997, Santiago, Chile.
Fourth Expert Group Meeting on Financial Issues of Agenda 21: Finance for Sustainable Development: The Road Ahead, organized by the UN Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development (UN/DPCSD), The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN/ECLAC) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and sponsored by the Governments of The Netherlands and Chile. Contact person: Mr. Juergen Holst, Chief, Finance and Trade Unit, Division for Sustainable Development, tel: (212) 963 4677; fax: (212) 963 4260, e-mail:

27 January-7 February 1997, Nairobi, Kenya.
UNEP Governing Council. Contact person: Mr. Adnan Amin, UNEP Nairobi, tel. 254-2 623 365; fax 254-2 217 837 or 623 679; e- mail:

10-14 February 1997, Ottawa, Canada.
Second Session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety. Organized by the IFCS Secretariat, contact: Ms. Rita Kirkby, IFCS Secretariat, tel: 41-22-791-4333. fax: 41-22-791-4875, e-mail: IFCS@WHO.CH

19-21 February 1997, Geneva, Switzerland.
UNCTAD Commission on trade in goods, services and commodities: emphasis on trade and environment. contact: Mr. J. Saigal, Senior Adiviser and OIC, Division on Trade in Goods, Services and Commodities, UNCTAD. tel: 41-22-917-5731, fax: 41-22-907-0047

13-19 March 1997, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Rio + 5 organized by the Earth Council. Contact: The Earth Council Liaison Office, New York, tel: 212-692-5998, fax: 212-682-6040,

22-24 March 1997, Tokyo, Japan.
Global Partnership Summit on the Environment, hosted by the Global Environment Action in collaboration with DPCSD. Contact: GA Secretariat, tel: 81-3-3503-7484, fax: 81-3-3503-6953,

Spring 1997, Berlin, Germany.
Ministerial Conference on Sustainable Tourism. contact: Mrs. Marie Therese Parvanov, Press Section, Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, New York. tel: 212-856-6287, fax:212-856-6280.

Environmental Degradation: Its Effects on Children's Health, organized by the World Information Transfer, Inc. Contact: Dr. Claudia Strauss, World Information Transfer, Inc. Tel: 212-686-1996, fax:212-686-2172,

3-4 April 1997, New York, USA.
Expert group meeting on the implementation of special measures for least developed countries in Agenda 21. Contact: Office of the Special Coordinator for Africa and Least Developed Countries, DPCSD, United Nations, tel: 1-212-963-4420, fax: 1-212-963-3892, e-mail:

23-26 April 1997, Minsk, Belarus.
International conference on sustainable development for countries in transition. Contact: Mrt. Fritz Schlingemann, Director, UNEP Regional Office, tel: 41-22-979-9111, fax: 41-22-799-3420, e-mail: or Mr. Alexander Avanesov, Project Management Officer, UNDP Regional Office for Europe (New York), tel: 212-906-6201, fax:212-906-6595.

12-17 May 1997, Zimbabwe.
15th Commonwealth Forestry Conference.

25-30 May 1997, Vancouver BC, Canada.
The 2nd International Wildland Fire Conference (Wildland Fire Management and Sustainable Development).

2-6 June 1997, Newcastle, Australia.
Pathways to Sustainability: Local Initiatives for Cities and Towns. Contact: Conference Managers, Capital Conferences Pty. Ltd., tel: 61-2-9252-3388, fax: 61-2-9241-5282,

9-20 June 1997, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

12 June 1997, New York.
Meeting of the Executive Board of the World Business Council.

September/October 1997, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Networking for Sustainable Development - 6th Winelands' Conference. Contact Dr. F. M. Uys, Department of Public and Development Management, University of Stellenbosch, tel: 27-21 808-2316, fax: 27-21 808-2114, e-mail:

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