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WORLD SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELPMENT. SOUTH AFRICA’S APPROACH. OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION. Overview of SA approach to Summit negotiations Organisation of work at the Summit SA delegation Update on logistics and state of readiness. SA OBJECTIVES DURING WSSD PREP PROCESS.

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  2. OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION • Overview of SA approach to Summit negotiations • Organisation of work at the Summit • SA delegation • Update on logistics and state of readiness

  3. SA OBJECTIVES DURING WSSD PREP PROCESS • Balanced approach to sustainable development & commitments in all 3 pillars • Focus the Summit on global approach to eradication of poverty • Obtain action-oriented outcome • Focus on Africa

  4. FORMAL SUMMIT OUTCOMES • Implementation plan: negotiated text that sets targets for eradication of poverty • Implementation frameworks in WEHAB sectors (not negotiated; UN analysis of measures required to implement targets) • Political Declaration • Voluntary Partnerships (Type 2 outcomes)

  5. PREPCOM IV • Negotiations at PrepCom IV delivered agreement on 75% of Draft Implementation Plan • 6 clusters of unresolved issues: The Rio Principles Finance, trade and globalisation Timebound targets Technology Institutional arrangements Governance

  6. THE RIO PRINCIPLES • Common but differentiated responsibility • G77 wants extension beyond environmental context • reinforce gains in trade arena; use Rio&5 language • Precautionary principle • EU wants extension beyond environmental context • ensure principle not used to stifle economic development in developing countries

  7. FINANCING • South Africa supports: • Innovative mechanisms to make finances available in the fight against poverty e.g. a World Poverty Fund • The 0.7% ODA target • The need to address the debt burden in the developing world • Affirmation of the Monterrey outcomes • Making the GEF a financial mechanism of the UNCCD

  8. TRADE AND GLOBALISATION • The WSSD should not re-open Doha but could influence the scheduling of the WTO agenda • South Africa should seek to: • Link market access, sustainable development and poverty eradication • Promote integration of developing country economies into the global economy (including reductions in agricultural subsidies)

  9. Trade & Globalisation (cont) • Promote regional approaches to trade issues (NEPAD as model) • Push for a more equitable and accessible international trading system • Push for decoupling of trade and environment (environmental issues not to be used as trade barrier)

  10. TIMEBOUND TARGETS • SA has consistently pushed for targets to leverage resources and support implementation • Specific targets that remain contentious are: • Sanitation • Energy access and renewable energy • Fishing • Biodiversity loss • SA approach is to push for targets on case-by-case basis

  11. TECHNOLOGY • South Africa supports: • The facilitation of appropriate technology transfer • Building technology and knowledge partnerships • Increasing access to technology for poor countries (preferential access schemes and local technology development initiatives)

  12. GOVERNANCE • SA approach at WSSD is to promote: • balanced approach to good governance and strengthening of the SD governance regime at all levels • need for institutional framework for implementation of WSSD outcomes • restructuring of international institutional architecture • strengthening of linkages between UN programmes, WTO, World Bank and IMF • regional level implementation (NEPAD)

  13. Organisation of workWeek 1 Reg Prep Officials Informals (Vienna S) Ministerial Main Comm Adopt Plen Contact grps Multi-s/holder Dialogue (X6) Major Group St/ments Informal Consult Min Inputs

  14. Organisation of workWeek 2-[HoS SUMMIT] Country Statements Opening Plenary Closing Plenary Heads of State level Round Tables (Multi-stakeholder)

  15. The UN Precinct & Surrounds Accreditation Invisible Barrier - Pedestrian access Concrete Barrier with – Vehicle Access Control Accreditation Only Service Entrance & Diplomatic Vehicles Only

  16. SA delegation • All Ministers and Deputy Ministers • Premiers plus 1 MEC per province • Speaker of National Assembly and Chair of NCOP • Chairs of Portfolio and Select Committees for Foreign Affairs and Environmental Affairs & Tourism • All DGs of departments on the IMC plus 2 officials per department • Reps from Gender Commission, Youth Commission and local government

  17. Calendar of Main Events

  18. Some key events • African Ministers Energy & Mining Convention • hosted by the Minister of Minerals & Energy for African Ministers • to discuss the important issues pertaining to mining and energy • recommend key programmes for Africa • organised by ESKOM, WBCSD • Biopiracy Summit • awareness, information sharing and capacity building on issues of access and benefit sharing, intellectual property rights, traditional knowledge - issues contained in the Convention on Biological Diversity • organised by Biowatch South Africa

  19. Some key events • Forum on Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development • workshops and lectures over a 6-8 day period at Ubuntu Village • led by International Council for Science Unions (ICSU) • organised by Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology • African Ministerial Conference on Water (AMCOW) • promotes water and sanitation initiatives in Africa • strengthens intergovernmental co-operation in order to halt and reverse the water crisis and sanitation problem in Africa • organised by Department of Water Affairs and Forestry

  20. Some key events • Declaration in Cities in the African Region • high level discussions on how to achieve the “cities without slums” target in African • organised by Department of Housing and UN Habitat • ICLEI • local government to express its position and expectations with regards to the summit out come and to interact with the National and observer delegations • Highlights local government as key implementers for sustainability • organised by ICLEI together with SALGA, HABITAT, UNEP, UNITAR, UNDP, WHO

  21. Some key events • Annual Black Business Summit • Focus on foreign trade, black business as a driving, global competitive force, accessing finance, implementing practical strategies, developing complete solutions to BEE challenges • organised by Black Economic Empowerment & SA Govt • African Process for the Development and the Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment particularly in Sub Saharan Africa • African contribution for global oceans and coasts at WSSD • will feed into Heads of State side event on the African process • organised by Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism and the African Union

  22. Some key events • EU-AFRICA ISSUES • Panel discussion on 2 key EU-Africa issues, the external impact of EU Fisheries Policy and the Cotonou ACP-EU regional trade agreement • Organised by European Free Alliance Group • NEPAD DAY • discussion between NEPAD and the private sector • followed by the launch and the discussion between members of NEPAD and Media • Organised by SA Government

  23. Ubuntu Village COMPONENTS :- • Ubuntu Exhibition • South African Pavilion • Conference Centre • Food Beverage Court • Earth Arena • Arts & Craft Imbizo • Consumption Barometer • Ballroom • Community Kraal (Lapeng) • Welcome Ceremony SERVICES :- • Business Centre • Media Centre • Information Centre

  24. Ubuntu Access • Visitors with the following form of accreditation will have access into the Ubuntu Village -: • United Nations SCC • Civil Society NASREC • Media • Support Staff • Welcome Card • Conferencing Pass • Public Day Pass

  25. Ubuntu Exhibition The Venue -: • Tensile One , the largest temporary facility of its kind will house the Ubuntu Exhibition • 4 900sqm of Exhibition Space • Tensile One was erected at the Ubuntu Village on the 16 July 2002 • Exhibitor build-up will begin on the 13 August 2002

  26. Exterior Design of Tensile One

  27. Ubuntu Exhibition Cont…. • Exhibitor Profile -: • Governments 39 • Inter-Governmental Organisations (IGO’s) 30 • Non Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) 28 • Business & Industry 31 • Total Number of Exhibitors within Ubuntu Village 440

  28. Conferencing and Parallel Events • Conference facilities are available to accommodate exhibitors and Parallel Events • Integration between the Exhibition Conference facilities and Parallel Events is streamlined • Various Packages can be booked

  29. Arts and Crafts Imbizo • The Department of Arts Culture Science and Technology will host the Arts & Crafts Imbizo • Arts and Craft from the 9 Provinces of South African will showcase some of South Africa’s best Arts and Craft. • Up to 200 exhibitors will be given the opportunity to showcase their exhibits

  30. Informal Traders • There will be approximately 100 stands along the main road through the Village • Stalls will sell gifts, souvenirs and arts and crafts

  31. Largest UN Conference ever • Unique Character – stakeholder invelvement • Reinforces Sustainable Development • Human footprint versus ecological footprint • Launching Southern Africa as host nations • Provides momentum for NEPAD

  32. Thank You

  33. Mass Transportation

  34. MASS TRANPORTATION • Zone 1 • Daily bus shuttle for UN accredited participants. • Operates from 23 August to 4 September • Airport Shuttle • From 14 August to 8 September • Dedicated shuttles for specified accommodation • Zone 2 - 11 • Operates from 16 August to 4 September. • Shuttle participants from transport hubs & designated hub hotels to Sandton Transport Hub, NASREC and Ubuntu Village. • Taxi task team • National Department of Transport, Provincial Gov, Gauteng Taxi Council, SA Taxi Council and all representative of relevant Taxi metros

  35. PARTICIPATION OF TAXI INDUSTRY • Task team mandated by MEC of Transport to accredit drivers, vehicles & special permits. • Accredited taxis part of WSSD transport grid. • 200 sprinters (100 brand new) • 200 mini-buses (100 brand new)

  36. Welcome Card • Cost R600 • Opportunities • Total Transport – All Zones and Venues. • Entrance to Ubuntu Village.

  37. Welcome Card Distribution • The Welcome Card will be available from the following outlets: • Airport • NASREC • Ubuntu Village • Sandton Art Gallery • Bulk sales through the DMC

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