Environmental Security Side Events Scheduled for 13th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development

ECSP co-sponsors "Water and Global Security: Integrating Environmental Peacemaking in the Reforms of the United Nations"

Mar 23, 2005

Water and Global Security

ECSP is co-sponsoring a side event at the 13th Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), titled "Water and Global Security: Integrating Environmental Peacemaking in the Reforms of the United Nations," in conjunction with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme, Worldwatch Institute, and the UN Foundation. ECSP Director Geoffrey Dabelko will speak, along with:

  • Adnan Amin, New York Director, United Nations Environment Programme
  • Helga Flores Trejo, Executive Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America
  • Hilary French, Worldwatch Institute, Washington DC, USA
  • Valerie de Campos Mello, UN Department of Political Affairs, USA
  • Gidon Bromberg, Friends of the Earth Middle East, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Patricia Kameri-Mbote, International Environmental Law Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya

    What: Water and Global Security: Integrating Environmental Peacemaking in the Reforms of the United Nations
    When: Friday, April 22, 2005, 1:15 – 2:45 PM EDT
    Where: UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2

    State of the World Report on Global Security

    On April 20, 2005, from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, the Worldwatch Institute and the Heinrich Boell Institute will brief CSD attendees on the State of the World Report on Global Security. The symposium will examine the underlying factors that are weakening global security. Worldwatch researchers and expert guest speakers will discuss how poverty, environmental degradation, and limited resources are undermining real security and what can be done to create a more peaceful world.

    What: State of the World 2005 Global Security Briefing
    When: Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 3-6 PM EDT, reception to follow
    Where: German House, 871 UN Plaza, New York, NY

    Space is limited! Please RSVP to Mairead Hartmann at 202.452.1992 ext. 530 or mhartmann@worldwatch.org.

    Commission on Sustainable Development
    CSD was created to ensure effective follow-up to the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, by monitoring and reporting on implementation of the Earth Summit agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. CSD's new work program, based on two-year cycles with a clear set of thematic issues, provides the global community with a unique opportunity to focus in-depth attention on specific issues. CSD-13, which will take place in New York from April 11-22, 2005, will function as the "policy" session of the first-two year "implementation cycle," building on the outcomes of CSD-12's focus on water, sanitation, and human settlements.

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