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4 Oct 2009 - 6 Oct 2009
Cairo, Egypt

CSD-18 Western Asia RIM
The UN Regional Commissions, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Commission on Sustainable Development, will organize Regional Implementation Meetings (RIMs) in order to contribute to the work of CSD during the implementation cycle focused on transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production. The RIMs will be held in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (JPOI) and in collaboration with other regional and subregional organizations and bodies, as appropriate, as well as the regional offices of funds, programmes and international finance and trade institutions and other organizations and bodies of the United Nations system.

The Regional Implementation Meetings will take place before the CSD-18 review session, and should: contribute to advancing the implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and JPOI; focus on the thematic cluster of issues to be addressed in the ongoing implementation cycle; provide inputs to the Secretary-General?s reports and contribute to the 18th session of CSD (those inputs may include identification of region-specific obstacles and constraints, new challenges and opportunities, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices); provide for contributions from major groups.

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