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Reflections on CSD-18

1 June 2010

Five of the members of the UNANIMA International delegation to the United Nations 18th session of the Commission on Sustainable prepared reflections on the themes discussed at this meeting held in New York in May 2010. Download the articles.

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Commission on Sustainable Development

1 June 2010

Be on the lookout for a supplement to our regular updates which deals only with this commission which occurred in the first two weeks of May 2010. Each UNANIMA delegate to the commission prepared an article to discuss her experiences more in depth. Just to whet your appetite, these are several of  the topics you can look forward to hearing more about:

  • JoAnn Showalter: Degradation caused by mining in Peru
  • Claudette Bastien: The presence of toxic products
  • Phyllis Douillard: Chemicals in textiles
  • Sally Duffy: Towards sustainable production and consumption: A 21st century society in the making

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CSD-18

1 May 2010

18th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development
3-14 May 2010

UNANIMA International is actively preparing its participation in this commission which focuses on the issues of mining, chemicals, transport, waste management and sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

On May 4, from 6:15-7:45 pm we will present an educational event “Land Yes! Dams No! – Building Cycles of Mobilisation”. The event focuses on two cases of efforts to build dams to benefit mining industries. One took place in Guatemala and resulted in a massacre of an indigenous community. Mary Corbett, CND, will share the story and also explain how accompaniment of the remnant from the community enabled their story to have an impact in the fight for human rights of indigenous peoples throughout the world. The second case is taking place in the countryside outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil and the community there is still successfully resisting the building of a dam which will destroy their livelihoods for the benefit of an aluminium mine. The third element of the cycle will be presented by an environmental lawyer who will explain how international laws, treaties and conventions can be used as instruments to defend the rights of those whose lands and livelihoods are being threatened.

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For further information

1 April 2010

For further information on the outcomes of the Commission on Social Development in February and the Commission on the Status of Women in March.

Summary of CSW 54

1 April 2010

The outcomes of CSW 54 are now available on the Division for the Advancement of Women website.

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