Outcome documents of the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting: Africa?s inputs to the 18th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development on Transport, Chemicals, Waste Management, Mining and Sustainable Consumption and Production (including 10, UNECA
by: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

In preparation for the eighteenth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Programme (UNIDO) organized the Africa Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 to 30 October 2009. The RIM was held under the auspices of the sixth Session of the ECA Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development (CFSSD-6) whose theme was: Sustainable consumption and production for sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa. The RIM reviewed progress made by African countries in the implementation of commitments contained in Agenda 21 (A21), the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 (PFIA21), and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), focusing on the thematic cluster of issues to be considered during the 2010/ 2011 CSD cycle; namely: transport, chemicals; waste management; mining and sustainable consumption and production (SCP), including a 10-Year Framework of Programmes on SCP. The meeting also reflected on and identified main implementation challenges and constraints, lessons learnt, as well as the way forward, including policy measures and actions needed to accelerate implementation. In order to facilitate the review, the RIM had before it background documents, including regional review reports on the various thematic issues to be considered by CSD-18. The review reports provide more details on implementation progress in the five thematic cluster of issues. The reports will serve as reference documents for CSD- 18 deliberations. They will be disseminated to member States, African regional and subregional organizations, and all relevant stakeholders. This document constitutes the Africa RIM Statement to CSD-18. The report of CFSSD-6, which is annexed to this outcome document, provides information on the organization of the meeting, the agenda, programme and participants.

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