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  • Published on: 12 Sep 2011
  • Source: Associated Press of Pakistan
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National Consultation on UNCSD on Monday
United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) would jointly organize National Consultation on Pakistan?s preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)/Rio+20? on September 12. A statement issued by the UNDP here said that UNCSD/ Rio+20 conference would be held on June, 2012 to promote renewed political commitment for better results. Advisor on Climate Change and Development, Planning Commission, Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad, Co-Chair One UN, Environment/ Country Director UNDP, Toshihiro Tanaka, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Dr Abid Q. Suleri, Country Director, World Bank Rachid Benmessaoud would address the workshop.

The Consultation, follows provincial consultations in Lahore and Karachi will engage stakeholder government, private sector, NGOs, think-tanks & civil society in assessing the progress towards sustainable development in Pakistan.

It will identify gaps and emerging challenges and give recommendations on how the UNCSD/Rio +20 Conference could promote renewed political commitment for better results.
The consultation will address two major themes like green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and institutional framework for sustainable development at local national and international levels.
A national report which will serve as the basis for the Government of Pakistan?s inputs to the UNCSD Secretariat in advance of the negotiations on the outcome of the conference due to commence in January 2012.
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