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The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions at the 19th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19)
New York, USA – 2-13 May 2011

The 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) is taking place in New-York from 2-13 May 2011.

Building on CSD 18's review, CSD-19 is a "policy" session, during which delegates will agree on policy recommendations to expedite implementation in the five thematic clusters under consideration: transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and the 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

The Secretariats of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions are actively involved in the implementation of Chapters 19 and 20 of Agenda 21. As such, the Secretariats are going to take an active role in CSD-19 discussions, including through sharing information on the opportunities offered under the conventions to achieve sound management of chemicals and wastes to protect human health and the environment from hazardous substances.

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