Sep 12 - Sep 13
3:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Best Western Hotel, Islamabad
to view the Stocktaking Report on Sustainable Development in Pakistan
compiled by Ambassador (R) Shafqat Kakakhel UNDESA Consultant for
Pakistan’s National Preparatory Process for UNCSD (Rio, June 2012)
UN General Assembly (Res 64/236) have decided to convene
the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio in June
2012 (For more information on the UNCSD visit: www.uncsd2012.org). The
Conference is also known as Rio+20 as it will take place 20 years after the
landmark UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio in Jun1992.
The objective of the UNCSD is to promote renewed political
commitment to sustainable development; the main themes of the meeting are green
economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and
institutional framework for sustainable development.
The 2012 Conference is expected to be attended by member
states at the highest political level and member states have launched their
national preparatory processes aimed at evolving national consensus on the
objective and themes of UNCSD.
As part of Pakistan’s national preparations for the UNCSD
and in cooperation with the Government of Pakistan UNDP Pakistan and the
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, are convening
multi-stakeholder consultations in Karachi (6th September 2011) and
Lahore (9th September 2011) and a national workshop in Islamabad
(12-13th September 2011), with Ambassador® Shafqat Kakakhel as the
resource person assigned by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
(UNDESA). We have invited relevant stakeholders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and
Balochistan provinces for the workshop.
The aim of the consultations is to discuss and move toward
consensus on a national assessment of progress, remaining gaps, experiences and
opportunities pertaining to the two themes of the Conference (green economy and
institutional framework for sustainable development.) The inputs of the
stakeholders at the three consultative meetings will be synthesized into a
report to be submitted to the Government of Pakistan and the UNDESA and later
presented at UNCSD in Rio+20.