More than 570 representatives from 135 organizations participated in the CSD-18 Review Session by reporting on and sharing their results-oriented activities in the form of case studies, lessons learned, and best practices. They also identified obstacles, constraints, challenges and opportunities for the way forward.
The level of interaction was at its highest yet—major groups made a total of 153 interventions, which is a record number for any meeting of the Commission—and their presence on Government delegations during CSD meetings is increasing. Major groups also contributed substantively to the CSD-18 Partnerships Fair and the Learning Centre, and organized numerous side events and other related activities.
Contributions by major groups were channeled through the following entry points:
The level of interaction was at its highest yet—major groups made a total of 153 interventions, which is a record number for any meeting of the Commission—and their presence on Government delegations during CSD meetings is increasing. Many of their statements and interventions can be found on the official statements page.
In preparation for CSD-18, representatives of major groups participated in the five Regional Implementation Meetings organized by the Regional Commissions, in order to allow effective consideration of regional and sub-regional inputs throughout the two-year cycle. Leading major groups’ organizations also organized a number of additional regional and sub-regional inter-sessional meetings and strengthened their inter-major groups’ collaboration, by liaising with regional Governments, and coordinating their participation strategies.
The major groups organizing partners prepared official CSD-18 discussion papers for each of the nine major groups’ sectors, which served as the baseline for their input during the session.