Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

CSD – Commission On Sustainable Development

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was established in 1992 at the &t;Earth Summit&t;, the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. In formal terms, the CSD is one of the nine functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), not to be confused with the Commission on Social Development. When the UN secretariat was restructured after the Rio conference, a new Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) was formed and headed by Under-Secretary-General. One branch of DESA is the Division for Sustainable Development that functions as the CSD secretariat. The CSD meets once a year at the UN Headquarters in New York, usually in April or May. Usually the CSD decides by consensus, the main players being the EU and the G77, while the participation of the United States is taking place on a rather low level.

Keywords: Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD); DESA; Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); UNCED

10.1163/ej.9789004180048.i-962.62
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004180048.i-962.62
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    A Concise Encyclopedia of the United Nations — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation