2-3 March 2009
The National Focal Points (NFP) Meeting on CSD National Reporting was a day-and-a-half workshop, organized by the Division for Sustainable Development of DESA and sponsored by Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) of Canada. The workshop provided an opportunity for CSD national focal points to exchange experiences in reporting and to consider ways and means of improving future reporting for mutual benefit of both the CSD and the countries themselves. National focal points from active reporting countries were invited, taking into account of geographical balance and the balance between developed and developing countries.
This one and a half-day meeting among the national focal points after the CSD-17 intergovernmental preparatory meeting (IPM) at United Nations Headquarters in New York was expected to catalyze countries to better provide and optimize national reports for the CSD-18/19 cycle and beyond. The meeting provided an opportunity for meeting participants to: