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The UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) has started preparations for its Policy Session. The current CSD-16/17 implementation cycle focuses on the  thematic issues of Agriculture, Rural development, Land, Drought, Desertification, and Africa. The CSD-16 Review session concluded on 16 May 2008.

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Johannesburg Summit

Plan of Implementation

Earth Summit+5

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Agenda 21

High-Level Meeting: African agriculture in the 21st Century: Meeting Challenges, Making a Sustainable Green Revolution
Windhoek, Namibia, 9-10 February 2009

Capacity Development Workshop on Improving Agricultural Productivity, Water Use Efficiency and Strengthening Rural Livelihoods
28-30 January, Bangkok, Thailand

Appointment of New Director

Message from the Chairperson of CSD-17

Beijing High-level Conference on Climate Change: Technology Development and Technology Transfer
(7- 8 November 2008, Beijing, China)

Statement by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs to the Second Committee of the General Assembly on the item "Sustainable Development"
(27 October 2008, New York)

Innovation Briefs series, 6th issue: Using non-renewable resource revenues for sustainable local development
new release

Expert Group Meeting on Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Role of Indicators
(15-16 October 2008, New York)

CSD-16/17 Matrix (updated Sept. 2008)

CSD-17 Major groups' guidelines for participation (in all UN languages)

Report on the Sixteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development


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Sustainable Consumption and Production: The Marrakech Process

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