Report of the first meeting of the Committee on Sustainable Development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
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The first meeting of the Committee on Sustainable Development (CSD) was held at the Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 to 29 January 1999. The CSD was created by the Conference of African Ministers responsible for Economic and Social Development and Planning in 1996 Resolution No. 826 (XXXII) to serve as a technical and legislative body of experts that provides advise, and a platform for advocacy, critical analysis, and recommendations to the ECA in the interlinked areas of food security, population, and the environment. The meeting was formally opened by Mr K. Y. Amoako, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa. Mr Jemal Ali, Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia also made a statement.