Regional Preparatory Meeting Series for Rio+20: Workshop on Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region

3 to 5 October, 2011 , Jeddah

 1. Event Details
Information Note
Agenda
Logistics Note
Pictures
 2. Meeting Documents
Executive Summary
Regional review of Institutions for sustainable development in the Arab region
 3. Background Documents
Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
Governance for sustainable development in the Arab region
Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development: the Environmental Pillar
 4. Presentations
ESCWA Roadmap to Rio
ESCWA study
PME-IFSD
PME
RAED
UNEP 1
UNEP 2
UNESCO
Egypt
Jordan
Morocco
Palestine
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Syria
Tunisia
Yemen



The “institutional framework for sustainable development” (IFSD) constitutes one of the thematic focus areas of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also known as Rio+20), which is being organized in 2012 in order to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges.As such, and as part of a series of national and regional preparatory meetings for Rio+20, the current workshop aims to discuss with sustainable development institutions in the Arab region the needed reforms to the institutional framework for sustainable development at the national, regional and global levels in light of new and emerging challenges.

The objective of the workshop is to:

·Discuss existing institutional framework in the Arab region at the national and regional levels, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and identify possible reforms to address emerging challenges facing sustainable development;
·Help Arab countries to position themselves in relation to the issue of international environmental governance, which is being negotiated as part of Rio +20, building on the outcomes of the Solo Dialogue;
·Prepare a position statement on the above issues as input to Arab Preparatory Conference for Rio+20 (Cairo, 16-17 October 2011).


 

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