Commission for Sustainable Development
WECF facilitates the participation of its members at UN conferences. WECF members present their experiences and recommendations to policy makers during the UN CSD every year
01.06.2010 | WECF Campaign
|Donors:||Netherlands Ministry of Environment, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Developing Cooperation, TMF programme|
|Partners:||Women for Water, energia, MAMA-86 and Wedo|
|Issues:||Gender, Sustainable Development|
|Duration:||03/2009 - 08/2011|
The Division for Sustainable Development provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels.
WECF became involved in the Commission work in 2004 during the preparation for the 13th session of the CSD. The topics covered the human right to safe water, gender mainstreaming and governance.
Water, sanitation and gender are the major issues around WECF's commitment to the CSD process. The goals are to fully integrate women's concerns and issues within the policy framework of sustainable development.
WECF believes that a failure to integrate and respect the needs of women in development processes will make these processes less effective and even harmful to humans and the environment.
The CSD event offers different ways of participation and involvement. WECF organizes and hosts side-events, preparatory meetings in member countries, produces policy papers and ensures the participation of network members.
The network organizations are crucial in providing input and formulating policy papers and action plans. Representatives from the organizations take part in the sessions and contribute through interventions and statements.
WECF involvement in policy formulation occurs to a large degree in the Major Groups. They are responsible for engaging and liaising with major groups sectors and for enhancing participation in the work of CSD and in its intersessional processes.
The WECF network is part of the Womens Major Group. This group concerns itself with the full, equal and beneficial integration of women in all development activities, in particular the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women, which emphasize women's participation in national and international ecosystem management and control of environment degradation.
WECF director calls for urgent measures to halt water pollution from uranium mining tailings in Central Asia at Environment for Europe Conference in Astana.
WECF director Sascha Gabizon – co-chair of the European Eco-Forum – addressed ministers of environment of the 56 countries of the UNECE region in her plenary address at 7th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan
25.09.2011 | Chantal van den Bossche
Diskussionsveranstaltung: Die Kernfrage – Insider berichten über ihre Erfahrungen mit der Kernenergie
18.11.2010 | Johanna Hausmann
CSD 18: Women's statement on chemicals and waste
Women's statement calls for stronger, legally binding chemical and waste instruments at global level
11.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon
CSD 18: Report of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development reflects input by Women and NGO major groups
The UN CSD 18th session focussed on the problems and needs for global action in the areas of chemicals and waste management, mining, transport and consumption and production.
11.06.2010 | Sascha Gabizon
WECF presents statement of the women major group at the ministerial roundtable dialogue on coordination between UN agencies
The women's statement received support from Switzerland, Ghana and the USA
CSD 18: WECF member speaks at high level UN conference on need for global uranium mining monitoring and clean-up
WECF member Kaisha Atakhanova speaks on the need for stronger control of uranium mining
CSD 18: Women's closing statement on 14th May
Women major group final statement , CSD 18
14.05.2010 | Sascha Gabizon
New Chair CSD positive on women's networks during Convention on Biodiversity, Bonn
WECF glad with addition of Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Gerda Verburg, at Meeting Network of Women Ministers during Convention on Biodiversity (tekst in het Nederlands)
01.06.2008 | Chantal van den Bossche
WECF partner Central Asian Alliance for Water (CAAW) present at CSD, New York
WECF networkpartner presents succesful ecosanitation programs during side event panel discussion (press release in Dutch)
13.05.2008 | Chantal van den Bossche
Biofuel - a sustainable choice is possible!
Common statement of WECF and Unser Land to biofuels for the CSD 15 in New York from the April 30 - May 11, 2007.
21.05.2007 | Sabine Bock
High Level Multi-stakeholder Dialogue
Question from the Dutch Minister to Women as a Major Group
16.05.2007 | Sabine Bock
WECF CSD 15 side event May 2, 2007 - "From Best Practice to Policy”
Effective policies for countries in transition to address indoor and outdoor air pollution, health effects from nuclear industry and promotion of energy efficiency and Renewables.
14.05.2007 | Sabine Bock
Energy and sustainable development at the preparatory CSD 15 meeting
Women's final statement on air pollution/atmosphere and climate change
01.03.2007 | Sascha Gabizon
The EU environmental NGO Statement on CSD 15
WECF provides input on countries in transition on energy poverty, nuclear risk and climate change
01.03.2007 | Sabine Bock
Life, Genanet, WECF and MAMA86 prepare for CSD 15
Publications about the side event during the CSD15 in New York
16.08.2006 | Ulrike Röhr
Tbilisi Declaration to UN Commission for Sustainable Development
Result of the WECF supported conference with Greens Movement Georgia
26.05.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
Women’s Major Group Statement
Making energy services affordable for women: Women's statements at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development, 14th session on energy
08.05.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
Georgian WECF members report from Geneva on the European preparatory meeting for CSD-14
UN Commission on Sustainable Development 14th session on Energy, Climate Change and Air Pollution
09.03.2006 | Manana Juruli and Rusudan Simonidze
Report of the Workshop on the UN Commission on Sustainable Development cluster issues, and the UNECE CSD Regional Implementation Meeting taking place in Geneva (Switzerland), 14-16 December 2005.
09.03.2006 | Manana Juruli and Rusudan Simonidze
WECF members organise a CSD-14 preparatory Meeting, 13-15 April, 2006 in Tbilisi, Georgia
The Georgian Minster for Finance chairs this years Commission on Sustainable Development-14
09.03.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
LIFE and WECF contribute to CSD-14
LIFE and WECF give key contribution to Women's Discussion paper on Energy Commission for Sustainable Development, 14th Session, document can now be downloaded.
14.02.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
CSD 13 Final Decisions
CSD-13 sets sanitation higher on the agenda, focusses on gender differences and identifies need for subsidies for the poor
07.06.2005 | Sascha Gabizon
Ecological Sanitation very prominent at the CSD-13
Ministers of Sweden and Uganda and the WASH campaign support Ecosan
29.04.2005 | Anna Tsvekova
UN CSD-13 confirms subsidies for poor to access safe water
Women and NGOs ask for a ‘rights based approach’ for access to basic services
29.04.2005 | Sascha Gabizon
CSD-13 Water and Sanitation
EU views based on the interestgroup meeting of 13 Dec 2004
EU views on CSD-13 Water and Sanitation
in preparation of the meeting 11-22 April at the UN in New York
01.02.2005 | Sascha Gabizon
13th session of the Commission for Sustainable Development, New York
CSD-13 Women's Caucus Statement on Water and Sanitation
11.11.2004 | Sascha Gabizon
The Review of the EU SDS
Genanet and WECF review the EU sustainable development strategy. Deutsch / English.