Arab Regional Implementation Meeting for the Twentieth Session of the Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD-20)
In the context of the follow-up to Rio+20 conference and as part of its mandate to lead regional implementation meetings, ESCWA, in partnership with the LAS and UNEP/ROWA, and in collaboration with the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water and the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment in the United Arab Emirates, is organizing the Arab RIM to be held from 29 to 30 May 2013 in Dubai, UAE.
The Arab RIM aims to provide a platform for:
• deliberating on the main outcomes of Rio+20 and their implications for sustainable development agenda in the Arab region;
• identifying and discussing priorities for implementation as per the priorities and needs of sustainable development in the Arab region; and
• preparing an outcome document to serve as the region’s collective input into CSD-20 and the HLPF.
The outcomes, findings and recommendations from the RIM will be reflected in a final meeting report to be submitted to CSD-20 in view of ensuring an Arab regional contribution to Rio+20 follow-up.
All participants are requested to register online through the following link http://participant.escwa.org.lb/MeetingsReg.aspx?_M=+y0CYscfHjI=&_N=N&_O=N, no later than 26 April 2013, or alternatively by filling the attached registration form.
Session 1: Overview on the main outcomes from Rio+20 and implications for the Arab region
Session 2: Sustainable Development Goals and Post-2015
Session 3: A green economy roadmap for the Arab region
Session 4: Institutional framework for sustainable development: global, regional and national inter-linkages
Institutional Framework for SD - global, regional, national inter-linkages (UNDESA)
Changes to institutional arrangements for environmental governance (UNEP)
Enhancing Arab regional institutions for sustainable development (Mr Riccardo Mesiano)
Session 5: Arab regional and national initiatives for sustainable development
Update of the Sustainable Development Initiative in the Arab Region (Prof Abdel Gelil)
Tunisia’s national roadmap for the follow-up to Rio+20 (Ms Monia Braham)
Lebanon towards a national sustainable development strategy (Ms Capricia Chabarekh)
The UAE's national strategy for green growth (Ms Fatma Sahib Al Habashi)