Following the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) and the UN Secretary-General's report on Options for a facilitation mechanism that promotes the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies (A/67/348), the UN General Assembly (UNGA) decided to hold four one-day workshops on the development, transfer and dissemination of clean and environmentally sound technologies and the connection between clean and environmentally sound technologies and sustainable development. Discussions and recommendations from the workshops will feed into the UN Secretary-General's report to be submitted for consideration by the UNGA at its 68th session. The third and fourth workshops will be held back-to-back on 30 and 31 May 2013. The third workshop will focus on Enhancing countries' capacity to access and utilize environmentally sound technologies through international structures, institutions and initiatives. The fourth one will address strengthening the international architecture for environmentally sound technology development, transfer and dissemination.
dates: 30-31 May 2013 venue: United Nations Headquarters location: New York, US contact: UN Division for Sustainable Development phone: +1-212-963-8102 fax: +1-212-963-4260 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/67/letters/pdf/Technology%20Worshops%203%20and%204%20-%2023%20May%202013.pdf