Capacity Building Workshop and Expert Group Meeting on Mainstreaming Sustainable Development into National Development Strategies
9 Oct 2013 - 11 Oct 2013
Double Tree Hotel 569 Lexington Avenue (between 50th and 51st Streets) New York
The overall goal of the Workshop and EGM are to enhance the capacity of key stakeholders, including Government officials and civil society, to effectively integrate sustainable development into national development planning and implementation. Towards this end, the Workshop and EGMwill assess progress made, identify existing obstacles and challenges, and exchange experiences and share good practices amongst participants on ways for overcoming
Statements & Presentations

Number of statements/presentations: 22

Objectives and Agenda
Ms. Ndey-Isatou Njie, Chief, Water Energy and Capacity Development Branch
Rio+20 Follow-up Process
Overview of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts
Mr. David Le Blanc, Division for Sustainable Development
Update on Open Working Group on SDGs
Mr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch
Sustainable Development Policy and Practice
Mainstreaming Climate Change into National Development Strategies
Mr. Mohammad Reza Salamat, Senior Sustainable Development Officer
Overview of Sustainable Development Policy and Practice
Mr. Robert Brinkmann, Hofstra University, New York
Political Economy and Sustainable Development
Mr. Mandi Rukuni, Former Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zimbabwe, Harare
The National Voluntary Presentations of the Annual Ministerial Review ECOSOC
Mr. Neil Pierre, Chief, Policy Coordination Branch, OESC

Water and Sanitation SDG process-CD implications
Ms. Josefina Maestu, Coordinator/Director, United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action
Implementing Sustainable Development Policies - Governance Mechanisms
Capacity-Building for Public Official on Integrated Regional Development Planning (IDRP)
Ms. Chikako Takase, Director, UN Centre for Regional Development
Findings from the Rio Findings from the Rio + 20 National Preparations to support developing countries
Ms. Ndey-Isatou Njie, Chief, Water Energy and Capacity Development Branch
Country Presentations
Multistakeholder Engagement in National Sustainable Development Policy and Practice
Sustainable Development Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Mr. Ola Goransson, Information Systems Officer, Outreach and Communication Branch
United Nations