Τετάρτη, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Global online discussion on achieving sustainable development

DESA and UNDP will hold an online discussion (http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis.shtml) on Achieving Sustainable Development from 4 February to 14 March 2008. This open, multi-stakeholder  e-discussion will bring together experts, practitioners and policy-makers from around the globe to discuss broadly (I) challenges countries face in integrating the goals of economic growth, social development and environmental protection, and (II) concrete policy initiatives that can help States to achieve sustainable development.

Guest moderators will guide participants through a series of questions, with the aim to develop recommendations to Member States to help strengthen their efforts to achieve sustainable development and to provide the Economic and Social Council with constructive inputs on efforts it can undertake to promote sustainable development. The discussion will also explore what actions other stakeholders, including the UN system, can take.

The e-discussion outcome will contribute to the 2008 Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic and Social Council, to be held in New York in July.

The discussion will be hosted on MDGnet (http://www.undg.org/index.cfm?p=99). For background information on the discussion please see: http://www.un.org/ecosoc/newfunct/amredis.shtml. All colleagues are invited to take part.

To subscribe to the e-discussion before 3 February, kindly send a blank message to join-mdg-amr@groups.dev-nets.org. If you wish to join after the discussion has launched on 4 February, please send an email to mdg-amr@groups.dev-nets.org with the subject: subscription to eDiscussion on Achieving Sustainable Development.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Stafford, Office for ECOSOC
Support and Coordination, UN/DESA, (917) 367-3116, stafford@un.org.

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