Global Preparatory Process
has invited the United Nations Secretariat, in close
cooperation with relevant organizations, agencies and
programmes from both within and outside the United Nations
system, to support preparatory activities in a coordinated
and mutually reinforcing way. These include the UNEP,
UNDP, the Regional Commissions and the Secretariats
of Conventions related to the UNCED, and international
and regional financial institutions, including the Global
Environment Facility. The UNGA has also encouraged effective
contributions from and the active participation of all
major groups, as identified in Agenda 21, at all stages
of the preparatory process.
are two key regional preparatory processes envisaged
over 2001: (a) intergovernmental meetings at regional/sub-regional
levels; and (b) a series of roundtables at regional/sub-regional
levels consisting of non-governmental stakeholders active
in the field of sustainable development.
is suggested that the roundtables will take place prior
to intergovernmental meetings to assure that outcomes
will receive considerations. The first roundable was
held on 9-11 July in Malaysia, please click here for
of that meeting.
Regional Preparatory Process will undertake the
following main tasks:
Conduct a regional assessment of progress, taking into
account national reports and country profiles. This
achievements in the region since UNCED in the
implementation of Agenda 21 and other outcomes
of UNCED, including any major regional, sub-regional
and national initiatives towards sustainable development.
outlooks and main constraints faced by the region,
and by the countries of the region.
constraints faced by countries in the region;
constraints faced by the region (or by the
sub - regions);
resulting from global developments and changing
initiatives and commitments within regions and
its sub - regions towards overcoming constraints
and fostering further progress.
Provide an opportunity for inter-action and dialogue
with major groups and other stakeholders. Please click
here for information about participation
in the preparatory process for civil society groups
and other stakeholders.
Share experiences and provide an opportunity to better
prepare and understand the concerns and positions of
the countries involved.
Prepare regional "platforms" which would outline
key policy issues, priorities and follow-up actions
based on regional assessments. Such platforms could
form the basis of a contribution to the global intergovernmental
preparatory process. The main areas of focus would include:
sustainable development issues, which, in view
of the region, require priority attention and
action at the global level.
which, in view of the region, could be more effectively
addressed at the regional / sub-regional levels.
proposals from the region regarding strengthening
or raising the effectiveness of international
cooperation, including proposals regarding regional
and international institutions.