Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit. From its inception, the CSD was highly participatory in structure and outlook, by engaging in its formal proceedings a wide range of official stakeholders and partners through innovative formulae.

At its eleventh session in 2003, the Commission decided on a multi-year work programme consisting of review and policy years. Since its establishment in 1992, the Commission has greatly advanced the sustainable development agenda within the international community.

At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Member States agreed to establish a high level political forum that will subsequently replace the Commission on Sustainable Development.

Information on each session of the Commission on Sustainable Development may be accessed from the left side menu of this page.

Timeline
Fourth Implementation Cycle
2011 CSD-19
  • Policy Session
  • Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
2010 CSD-18
  • Review Session
  • Regional Implementation Meetings
Third Implementation Cycle
2009 CSD-17
  • Policy Session
  • Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
2008 CSD-16
  • Review Session
  • Regional Implementation Meetings
Second Implementation Cycle
2007 CSD-15
  • Policy Session
  • Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
2006 CSD-14
  • Review Session
  • Regional Implementation Meetings
First Implementation Cycle
2005 CSD-13
  • Policy Session
  • Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
2004 CSD-12
  • Review Session
  • Regional Implementation Meetings
1993-2003
2003 CSD-11
2002 WSSD (World Summit on Sustainable Development)
2001 CSD-10
2001 CSD-9
2000 CSD-8
1999 CSD-7
1998 CSD-6
1997 CSD-5
1996 CSD-4
1995 CSD-3
1994 CSD-2
1993 CSD-1
1992 UNCED (Earth Summit)
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