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Conferences, Events and Agreements

1992

June '92:  UN Conference on Environment and Development

Chapter 33: Financial resources and Mechanisms - Means of implementation

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

gopher://gopher.un.org/00/conf/unced/English/a21_33.txt

 

1993

Apr. '93:  Initial financial commitments, financial flows and arrangements to give effect to the decisions of UNCED from all available funding sources and mechanisms, including those referred to in para. 33.14 of agenda 21

Commission on Sustainable Development - First Session

New York, USA

gopher://gopher.un.org/00/esc/cn17/1993/off/93-11.en

Addendum:  Information provided by governments on initial financial commitments, financial flows and arrangements to give effect to the       decisions of UNCED

gopher://gopher.un.org/00/esc/cn17/1993/off/93-11a1.en

 

1994

Apr. '94:  Report of the Commission on Financial resources and mechanisms

Commission on Sustainable Development - Second Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finsd1.htm#2nd session

 

1995

Apr. '95:  Report of the Commission on Financial resources and mechanisms for sustainable development

Commission on Sustainable Development - Third Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finsd1.htm#3rd session

Background Document:  Report of the second expert meeting of financial issues on Agenda 21

gopher://gopher.un.org/00/esc/cn17/1995/off/95-29.en

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1996

Apr. '96:  Decision 4/14. Financial resources and mechanisms

Commission on Sustainable Development - Fourth Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finsd1.htm#4th session

Addendum:  Financial resources and mechanisms

Background Document:  OECD Official development assistance data

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/fin-doc.htm

 

Sept. - Oct. '96:  Annual Meeting of the IMF & World Bank Group

IMF, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.imf.org/external/am/1996/meetpag.htm

 

Dec. '96:  WTO First Ministerial Conference

World Trade Organisation

Singapore

http://www.wto.

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1997

Apr. '97:  Financial resources and mechanisms - Overall progress achieved    since UNCED

Commission on Sustainable Development - Fifth session

New York, USA

gopher://gopher.un.org/00/esc/cn17/1997/off/progress/97--2a23.en

Background Document:  Finance flow statistics - Adjustments for monitoring the financing of Agenda 21 for the sustainable development of SIDS

gopher://gopher.un.org/00/esc/cn17/1997/off/progress/97--2a31.en

 

May '97:  International Conference on Sustainable Development of Countries with Economies in Transition

UNEP

Minsk, Belarus

http://www.unep.ch/e

 

June '97:  Programme for further implementation of Agenda 21 - Financial resources and mechanisms

UN General Assembly Special Session - Earth Summit II

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finsd1.htm#UNGASS

Making trade and environment mutually supportive

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade1.htm#special

 

Sept. '97:  Annual Meeting of the IMF & World Bank Group

IMF, World Bank

Hong Kong, China

http://www.imf.org/external/am/default.htm

 

Oct. '97:  High level meeting for least developed countries

WTO - Committee on Trade & Development

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Nov. '97:  Meeting of experts on positive measures to promote sustainable development, particularly in meeting the objectives of Multi-lateral Environment Agreements

UNCTAD Commission on Trade in Goods & Services and Commodities

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c1em3ag.htm

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1998

Background Document - Financial flow statistics

Commission on Sustainable Development - Sixth Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finsd4.htm

 

May '98:  WTO Second Ministerial Conference

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/minist_e/min98_e/index.htm

 

July '98:  Expert meeting on strengthening capacities in developing countries     to develop their Environmental Services Sector

UNCTAD Commission on Trade in Goods & Services and Commodities

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c1em7ou.htm

 

Sept. - Oct. '98:  Annual Meeting of the IMF & World Bank Group

IMF, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.imf.org/external/am/1998/index.htm

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1999

Feb. '99:  Development Strategies in an increasingly interdependent world

UNCTAD - Tenth Session

Thailand

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/tb20l1.htm

 

Sept. '99:  Annual Meeting of the IMF & World Bank Group

IMF, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.imf.org/external/am/1999/index.htm

 

Nov. '99:  WTO Third Ministerial Conference

World Trade Organisation

Seattle, USA

http://www.wto.org/

 

2000

Apr. 2000:  Financial Resources/Trade & Investment/Economic Growth

Commission on Sustainable Development - Eighth Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/finance.htm

 

June 2000:  OECD Forum 2000 - Partnerships in the New Economy

OECD

Paris, France

http://www.oecd.org/Forum2000/

 

Sept. 2000:  Annual Meeting of the IMF & World Bank Group

IMF, World Bank

Prague, Czech Republic

http://www.imf.org/external/am/2000/index.htm

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2001

Jan. '01:  World Economic Forum  Annual Meeting 2001 - Sustaining Growth  and Bridging the Divides: A Framework for Our Global Future

World Economic Forum

Davos, Switzerland

http://www.weforum.org

 

Feb. '01:  High-Level Intergovernmental Consultation on Financing for Development (PrepCom 2)

UN

http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/0201PC-bcpapers.htm

 

Apr. '01:  International Conference on Development and Business Finance:  Policy and Experience in Developing Countries

Finance and Development Research Programme, Development Economics Study Group 

Manchester, UK

http://www.man.ac.uk/idpm/fdbusfin.html

 

May '01:  Eco-Efficiency Conference ENVITEC 2001 - From Eco-Efficiency to Overall Sustainability in Enterprise

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Dusseldorf, Germany

http://www.wbcsd.ch

 

May '01:  High-Level Intergovernmental Consultation on Financing for Development (PrepCom 3 - Part 1)

UN

http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/index.html#eventsnow

 

July '01:  International Conference on Finance and Development: Evidence and Policy Issues

Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Finance and Development Research Programme

Nairobi, Kenya

http://www.man.ac.uk/idpm/fdevidconf.htm

 

Oct./Nov. '01:  High-Level Intergovernmental Consultation on Financing for Development (PrepCom 3 - Part 2)

UN

http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/index.html#eventsnow

 

2002

Feb. '02:  Second Substantive Session of the Financing for Development Preparatory Committee

www.un.org/esa/ffd

 

Apr. - May '02:  Third Substantive Session of the Financing for Development Preparatory Committee

www.un.org/esa/ffd

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Finance and Investment Initiatives

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

1994

Sept. '94:  First International Roundtable Meeting on Banking and the Environment - Greening Financial Markets

UNEP & ICC

Geneva, Switzerland

Contact: maguirek@unep.ch

 

1995

Oct. '95:  Second Roundtable Meeting on Banks and the Environment - Investing in the Environment

UNEP

London, UK

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/finserv/bankrepo.htm

 

Nov. '95:  Launch of the UNEP Insurance Initiative and first meeting of the Signatories of the statement

UNEP

 

1996

May '96:  First International Conference of the UNEP Insurance Initiative - Implementing Environmental Commitment in the Insurance Industry

UNEPís Insurance Industry Initiative

London, UK

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/insura/london2.htm

 

Nov. '96:  UNEP's Workshop on Banking, Insurance and the Environment

UNEP

Moscow, Russia

Contact: maguirek@unep.ch

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1997

May '97:  Third International Roundtable Meeting on Finance and the Environment

UNEPís Financial Services Initiative

New York, USA

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/finserv/3rdrndtb.htm

 

July '97:  Founding meeting of the Insurance Industry Meeting for the Environment

UNEP

Zurich, Switzerland

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/insura/rep.htm

 

Dec. '97:  Second international meeting of the UNEP Insurance Initiative: Environmental Issues and Financial Institutions - with a particular focus on  the Insurance Industry

UNEP's Insurance Industry Initiative

Tokyo, Japan

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/insura/second_international_conference_.htm

 

1998

June '98:  Third International Roundtable Meeting on the Insurance Industry  and the Environment

UNEP's Insurance Industry Initiative

Cologne, Germany

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/insura/third_international_conference_o.htm

 

Sept. '98:  Fourth International Roundtable Meeting on Finance and the Environment - Profitability in the 21st Century

UNEPís Financial Services Initiative

Cambridge, UK

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/finserv/Report98.html

 

1999

June '99:  Fourth International Conference of the Insurance Industry Initiative - Natural Capital at Risk Sharing Practical Experiences from the Insurance and Investment Industries

UNEP's Insurance Industry Initiative

Oslo, Norway

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/insura/Oslo_press_release.htm

 

Sept. '99:  Fifth International Roundtable on Finance and the Environment - New Roles for Finance in the Race to Sustainability

UNEP's Financial Services Initiative

Chicago, USA

http://www.unep.ch/etu/finserv/finserv/chicago-internet.PDF

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Trade, Investment & Development

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

2001

2002

1994

Apr. '94:  Uruguay Round Negotiations - Established WTO Committee on Trade & Environment

World Trade Organisation

Marrakesh

http://www.wto.org

 

May '94:  Report of the Commission  on Trade, environment and sustainable development

Commission on Sustainable Development - Second Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade1.htm#second

Background documents to the Session

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade.htm#doc

 

1995

Apr. '95:  Report of the Commission on Trade, environment and sustainable development

Commission on Sustainable Development - Third Session

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade1.htm#third

Background documents to the Session

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade.htm#doc

 

May '95:  OECD MAI 1995 Report

OECD

http://www.oecd.org//daf/cmis/mai/mairap95.htm

 

1996

Apr. '96:  Decision 4/1. Trade, environment and sustainable development

Commssion on Sustainable Development

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade1.htm#forth

Background documents to the Session

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade.htm#doc

 

Apr. '96:  UNCTAD - Ninth Session

Midrand, South Africa

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/unctadix.htm

 

May '96:  OECD MAI 1996 Report

OECD

http://www.oecd.org//daf/cmis/mai/mairap96.htm

 

Oct. '96:  Foreign Direct Investment

UNCTAD Trade & Development Board - 43rd Session: High Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/tb43lead.htm

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1997

May '97:  Expert meeting on existing agreements on investment and their development dimensions

UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Technology and related Financial issues

Geneva, Switzerland

www.unctad.org/en/special/c2em1ou.htm

 

June '97:  Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 - Making trade and environment mutually supportive

UNGASS - Earth Summit II

New York, USA

http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/trade1.htm#special

 

Sept. '97:  Expert meeting on investment promotion and development objectives

UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Technology and Financial issues

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c2em2ou.htm

 

Oct. '97:  Globalisation, competition, competitiveness and development

UNCTAD Trade & Development Board - 44th Session: High Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/tb44lead.htm

 

Oct. '97:  Meeting of experts on trade and investment impacts of environmental management standards, particularly the ISO 14000, on developing countries

UNCTAD Commission on Trade in Goods & Services and Commodities

Geneva, Switzerland

www.unctad.org/en/special/c1em4ld.htm

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1998

Apr. '98:  Expert meeting on existing regional and multilateral investment agreements and their development dimensions

UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Technology and related Financial Issues

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c2em3ag.htm

 

Apr. '98:  OECD MAI 1998 Report

OECD

http://www.oecd.org//daf/cmis/mai/repor98.HTM

 

May '98:  Expert meeting on the growth of domestic capital markets, particularly in developing countries, and its relationship with foreign    portfolio investment

UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Technology and related Financial Issues

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c2em4ou.htm

 

Sept. '98:  Preparing for future multilateral trade negotiations: Issues and research needs from a development perspective

UNCTAD Ad Hoc Meeting of the Secretary General

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/mt98ld.htm

 

Oct. '98:  The Impact of Financial Crises on Trade, Investment and  Development: Regional Perspectives

UNCTAD Trade & Development Board - 45th Session: High Level Segment

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/tb45ld.htm

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1999

Mar. '99:  High Level Symposium on Trade & Environment - International Institute for Sustainable Development Report

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org/

 

Mar. '99:  High Level Symposium on Trade & Development - International Institute for Sustainable Development Report

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/devel_e/hlmdev_e.htm

 

Mar. '99:  Expert Meeting on International Investment Agreements

UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Technology and related Financial Issues

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c2em5ou.htm

 

May '99:  Ministerial Meeting on International Investment

OECD

Paris, France

http://www.oecd.org/daf/cmis/fdi/index.htm

 

May '99:  Report on the Survey of Implementation of Methodological   Standards for Direct Investment

IMF, OECD

http://www.oecd.org/daf/cmis/fdi/index.htm

 

June '99:  Expert Meeting on Portfolio Investment flows and Foreign Direct Investment

UNCTAD Commission on Investment, Technology and related Financial Issues

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.unctad.org/en/special/c2em6ou.htm

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2000

Jan. 2000:  UNCTAD - Tenth Session 

Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.unctad-10.org/welcome.htm

 

Feb. - Mar. 2000:  Committee on Trade & Environment

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org

 

Mar. 2000:  Council for Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org

 

Mar. 2000:  Sustainability in the WTO Millennium Round & Beyond

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org

 

June 2000:  Council for Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org

 

July 2000:  Committee on Trade & Environment

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org

 

Sept. 2000:  Council for Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

World Trade Organisation

Geneva, Switzerland

http://www.wto.org

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2001

Mar. '01:  Meeting on Environment and Sustainable Development and Trade

UNEP & Partners

Berlin, Germany

http://www.unep.org/Documents/Default.asp?DocumentID=191&ArticleID=2742

 

Apr. '01:  The Financial Sector in Asia-Pacific: The Business Case for Sustainability Performance

UNEP & Partners

Manila, Philippines

http://www.unep.ch/etu/fi/mtgs/manila/index.htm

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Aid & Debt Initiatives

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

1995

May '95:  4th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/un/gef/may95

 

June '95:  Founding of The Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest

World Bank, UNDP, UN Capital Development Fund, Multi-Government

 

July '95:  5th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank,

Washington DC, USA

gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/un/gef/july95

 

Oct. '95:  6th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/council6.htm

 

1996

Apr. '96:  7th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/council7.htm

 

May '96:  Development Assistance Committee Adopts ĎShaping the                 21st Century: The Contribution of Development Co-operationí Report

OECD

http://www.oecd.org/dac/htm/stc.htm

 

Oct. '96:  8th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/council8.htm

 

Sept. '96:  Founding of the Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative

World Bank, IMF

http://www.worldbank.org/html/extdr/hipc.htm

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1997

Apr. '97:  9th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/council9/council9.htm

 

Mar. '97:  DAC Informal Experts Meeting - Integrating Developing Countries    in a Globalizing World Economy

OECD

Paris, France

http://www.oecd.org/dac/pdf/TRADEEN.PDF

 

Nov. '97:  10th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/GEF_C10/coun10.htm

 

1998

Mar. '98:  11th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

New Delhi, India

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/GEF_C11/html/inf_1.htm

 

Apr. '98:  Global Environment Facility Assembly

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

New Delhi, India

http://www.gefweb.org/assembly/Eng/html/main.htm

 

Apr. '98:  Changing how we think and how we operate - Critical Stocktaking   by OECDís Development Assistance Committee - High Level Meeting

OECD

Paris, France

http://www.oecd.org/dac/htm/hlmcom98.htm

 

Oct. '98:  12th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/GEF_C12/htm/inf_1.htm

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1999

Sept. '99:  Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative Progress Report

IMF, World Bank

http://www.imf.org/external/np/hipc/progrept.htm

 

Apr. '99:  Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative Progress Report by the Managing Director of the IMF & the President of the World Bank

IMF, World Bank

http://www.imf.org/external/np/hipc/prog2/0499.htm

 

May 99:  Development Assistance Committee - High Level Meeting: Partnership Principals for Humanitarian Aid

OECD

Paris, France

http://www.oecd.org/news_and_events/release/nw99-46a.htm

 

May '99:  13th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/GEF_C13/html/C13_Inf1.htm

 

8-10 Dec. '99:  14th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/GEF_C14/gef_c14.htm

 

2000

9-11 May '00:  15th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

http://www.gefweb.org/COUNCIL/GEF_C15/gef_c15.htm

 

1-3 Nov. '00:  16th Global Environment Facility Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

www.gefweb.org/Documents/Council_Documents/GEF_C16/gef_c16.html

 

2001

9-11 May '01:  17th Global Environment Fund Council Meeting

UNDP, UNEP, World Bank

Washington DC, USA

www.gefweb.org/Documents/Council_Documents/GEF_C17/gef_c17.html

 

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