The final meeting of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development happened on the 20th of September. I think I may be the only person to have attended all the 20 CSD meetings and preparatory meetings over the 20 years.
(photo ENB with Chris Whaley UK Government)
What was particularly rewarding was the video of that was played for governments on the last twenty years which ended with a quote of mine being read out by nine year old Aila Ronald.
"The next generation need not become a generation of crisis, it need not be a generation of fear, it could be a generation of hope and solidarity. Lets innovate have vision and courage to bring this reality to every woman, man and child in the world." Felix Dodds
We also saw the first meeting of the High Level Political Forum which replaces the CSD and every 4 years will be at Heads of State level. A great first meeting.
The UNGA also agreed to one path for the new development goals you can read my comments at the ANPED newsletter SWITCH
Finally we saw the launch of Communitas - Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the new UN Development Agenda which I have the pleasure of being Advisor to as they seek a Sustainable Development Goal on urbanization and human settlements.
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