Peru elected to board of U.N. Sustainable Development Commission

Peru was elected to the board of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Commission, or UNSDC, as of 2010 and through 2013, daily El Comercio reported Tuesday.

The 53 ECOSOC members, gathered for a management session in New York on May 18, also elected seventeen other UNSDC members to the board, including Algeria, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Thailand, Belarus, Latvia and Norway.

The UNSDC was established by the 47th session of the U.N. General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of U.N. Conference on Environment and Development, which is also known as the Earth Summit. As the high level international forum for discussion on environment, social and economic issues, the Commission is responsible for reviewing progress in the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, as well as providing policy guidance to follow up the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation at the local, national, regional and international levels.

Peru’s participation in the CSD will provide the Andean country with an opportunity to promote development in such areas as sustainable consumption and production, forests and biological diversity.

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