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20th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development
20 September 2013
New York, 10AM - 1PM, Conference Room 2

Member states decided in resolution 67/203 of 21 December 2012 that the CSD would have its last session immediately prior to the convening of the first meeting of the high level political forum on sustainable development in order to ensure a smooth institutional transition. CSD-20, which has been designated as the last session of the Commission, took place on Friday 20 September 2013 in the morning in conference room 2 (CB).

Video message by Bektas Mukhamedzhanov, Kazakh Vice-Minister of Environment Protection and chairperson of the final CSD session.

This video, produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development/Earth Negotiations Bulletin in collaboration with UN DESA, gives an overview of its work during its twenty year history from 1993-2013.

Video message to CSD-20 by Mr Valli Mossa, Chairman of the Board of the World Wildlife Fund, South Africa, and former CSD-11 Chairman.

Resolutions and decisions

Outcome Documents
E/CN.17/2013/3/Add.1 - Report of the regional implementation meeting for Asia and the Pacific (Advance unedited copy)

E/CN.17/2013/3/Add.2 - Conference on Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Follow-up to the United Nations Development Agenda Beyond 2015 and to Rio+20 (Advance unedited copy)

E/CN.17/2013/3/Add.3 - Report of the regional implementation meeting for Africa (Advance unedited copy)

E/CN.17/2013/3/Add.4 - Report of the regional implementation meeting for the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia region (Advance unedited copy)

E/CN.17/2013/3/Add.5 - Sixty-fifth session of the Economic Commission for Europe: Item 2 - Follow-up to Rio+20 and the post-2015 development agenda (Advance unedited copy)

Report of the Asian and Pacific Regional Implementation Meeting

Secretary-General Reports
Meeting reports
Background papers/Special studies
Other documents
CSD-20 - List of delegations

CSD-20 Members

CSD-20 postponed - Letter from the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations

CSD-20 provisional organization of work

Press release - After 20 years, Commission on Sustainable Development to conclude work, making way for new High-level Political Forum

United Nations