First Intersessional Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in New York
The First Intersessional Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held on 10-11 January at UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting aimed to discuss ways to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development. It assessed progress made to date and remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development. It also addressed the key themes of the upcoming 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit), including: (1) the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and (2) developing an institutional framework for sustainable development.