Welcome to the E-Conference
Welcome to the extended E-conference on Assessing Progress and Next Steps on Land as part of the process Towards Rio+10 and Beyond.
The earlier round of the E-conference that was held during March 2001 is being extended during the period 3 to 20 May 2001 to allow a further round of consultations and contributions of interested stakeholders specifically on land related issues. As during the previous round, this will be conducted using a moderated discussion through e-mail.
The outcome of the dialogue will immediately contribute to the Report of the Task Managers on "Land, Agriculture and Desertification" for CSD+10, which addresses the progress achieved since UNCED in implementing chapters 10, 12 and 14 of Agenda 21, respectively:
This discussion will also be summarised in a report and made available for further use by participants during the FAO Committee on World Food Security (May-June 2001) and more specifically for consideration, as appropriate, by an informal panel that is being organised during this event on the Sustainable use of land and water. The outcome of which will feed into the preparation process for the World Food Summit-five years later (November, 2001) which includes a side line event on the theme Investing in Land and Water.
We would welcome your participation in this extended E-conference
Please note that contributions can take the form of :
As appropriate, you may wish to also inform others that are concerned with land related issues about this dialogue and solicit inputs from your partners or members to enrich this process of consultation.