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UN Commission on Sustainable Development
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    Role: Representative of NGO in Consultative Status
    Active participant in the NGO community during the meetings of the Commission. Compilation and distribution of official documents in electronic format.
New York, NY
1993.06-          
    Documents
    Weaving the Threads of the NGO Process: Paris - New York- Rio de Janeiro - Beyond
    Discussion of ways to strengthen the continuity of the NGO preparatory process for UNCED, and of ways to bridge the gap between intergovernmental and NGO events in Rio.

Baltimore, MD
1991.11
    Applying Information and Communication Technology for Sustainability
    Intervention at the first session of the Commission on Sustainable Development recommending, inter alia, that procedures be adopted requesting all documents submitted to the Commission be also provided in electronic format.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/csd-93.htm

New York, NY
1993.06
    Dissemination of this Working Group's Papers in Electronic Format: Intervention of International Synergy Institute
    Intervention at the Intersessional Ad Hoc Open-Ended Working Group on Technology Transfer and Cooperation of the Commission on Sustainable Development noting the benefits of electronic dissemination of the documents before the Working Group as well as the broader role of strengthening information infrastructure in support of sustainable development.
          habitat.igc.org/interven/csdis-94.htm

New York, NY
1994.02
    International Synergy Institute
    The first web site - while serving as the UN Representative for the International Synergy Institute, a previous home of Information Habitat, and an accredited Non-Governmental Organization to the 1992 Earth Summit and subsequently to the Roster of the UN Economic and Social Council for the purposes of participation in the Commission on Sustainable Development.

New York, NY
1994.05
    The Commission on Sustainable Development & The World Summit on Social Development Gophers
    The initial online compilation of all available official documents from the first two Sessions of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development - and an extensive set of documents submitted by Governments, Intergovernmental Organizations and NGO Networks - and for the World Summit on Social Development. The site included a guide on the use of the gopher and a comprehensive listing of the available documents.

New York, NY
1994.10
    Agenda 21, Other UNCED Agreements and the NGO Alternative Treaties
    The first - and for a long time, the only - web-based version of Agenda 21 and the other agreements of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - the Earth Summit - held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, including the NGO Alternative Treaties.
          habitat.igc.org/agenda21/index.htm

New York, NY
1995.08
    Non-Governmental Organizations at the Commission for Sustainable Development
    Compilation of information resources and documents in support of participation by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the work of the Commission on Sustainable Development and preparations for Earth Summit II. The site highlighted the consensus NGO document "Toward Earth Summit Two: NGO Recommendations for Commitments and Action" which included a key section on Information Ecology. The NGO Steering Committee now maintains its own web site - http://www.csdngo.org/csdngo

New York, NY
1997.03
    "Information Ecology" in Towards Earth Summit II: NGO Recommendations for Actions and Commitments at Earth Summit II
    A call for a major commitment to analyze and explore the opportunities and implications of the rapidly evolving "information and communication ecosystem" and to identify critical information ecology issues relating to sustainability; also a call for the design and establishment of, and support for participatory enabling environments within which information and communications technologies, systems and processes - including traditional and non-electronic forms - can facilitate a transition to more open, equitable and sustainable communities and society.
          habitat.igc.org/csdngo/1997/ie.htm

New York, NY
1997.04
    Towards Earth Summit II: Recommendations for Actions and Commitments at Earth Summit II
    Consensus document presenting NGO recommendations for Actions and Commitments at Earth Summit II, the five year review of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
          habitat.igc.org/csdngo/1997/es2ngo1.html

New York, NY
1997.06
    Holistic Approaches to Freshwater Vitality: An Information Ecology Approach
    Outline framework for the use of an information ecology approach - focussing on watershed-based interactive public access to freshwater information - developed on the basis of NGO recommendations from the Freshwater Caucus and the Informaton Ecology Cacus of the NGO/CSD Ste fering Committee in response to "Integrated Management of Freshwater Resources" recommendations from a 1998.01 Expert Group meeting in Harare.
          habitat.igc.org/h2o-partners/hafv.pdf

New York, NY
1998.03
    Holistic Approaches to Freshwater: An Information Ecology Orientation
    Outline framework for the use of an information ecology approach - focussing on watershed-based interactive public access to freshwater information - developed from "Integrated Management of Freshwater Resources" recommendations from a 1998.01 Expert Group meeting in Harare.

New York, NY
1998.04
    Electronic mailing lists
    [csdsteer] - CSD/NGO Steering Committee Members
    The principal elecronic mailing list for the members of the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Inactive.

1997.08-2001.06
    [csdgen] - NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development
    The primary electronic mailing list for the NGO Steering Committee to the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development. Active.
      To subscribe to [csdgen], send an email message to majordomo@undp.org
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1997.01-

    Databases
    TREATIES - Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, etc.
    Full text searchable database of all the Rio Agreements: Agenda 21, Rio Declaration, Biodiversity & Climate Conventions, Forest Principles, Alternative Treates and Women's Action Agenda 21. TREATIES was used to generate the first version of Agenda 21 to be published in HTML format on the World Wide Web, in June 1995.

    Based on recent revisions, TREATIES is able to generate an interlinked set of web pages with the identification of all the occurrences in Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration of selected words and phrases - presently for up to three words or phrases.


Millbrook, UK
1993.01
    CSD - Commission on Sustainable Development
    Accredited and participating NGOs at the First Session of the Commisison for Sustainable Development, 1st PrepCom of the Global Conference on Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States, and 2nd & 3rd Sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee for a Convention to Combat Desertification and the Effects of Drought.

New York, NY
1993.06
    CSDNGO - NGO Steering Committee for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development
    Database for the Coordinator of the Northern Clearinghoues for the NGO Steering Committee for maintenance of information on Steering COmmittee members and participants, and membership in Caucuses of the Steering Committee.

New York, NY
1996.12
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