To identify the Implementation Conference issues, Stakeholder Forum conducted a consultation process with its International Advisory Board in June – August 2001.
Several suggestions were generated in a first round and then put out for comments again in a second round.
Criteria used were:
following issues came out top in the first round of consultations (in order of priority):
Priority 1: Freshwater
Priority 2: Public Health & HIV/AIDS
Priority 3: Food Security
Priority 4: Renewable Energy; Poverty
Priority 5: Production / Consumption / Waste (focus on waste); Tools for Corporate Citizenship
Priority 6: Governance
Priority 7: A Framework for Developing and Using Indicators for Sustainable Development
Priority 8: Environmental Rights
Priority 9: Reforming the Market Framework
IAB members drew on their expertise and consultation processes within their sectors and regions when giving their guidance. Several suggestions were made regarding possible combination of suggested issues.
A majority of IAB members were expressing that mainstreaming the cross-sectoral issues into the sectoral issues would be most effective. These suggestions focused on social inclusion; poverty; governance; finance; globalisation; environmental rights; and gender – to be addressed as integral parts of the work on the sectoral issues.
Specific suggestions have been recorded and will be taken into account when further developing the selected themes.
IAB members actively took part in the consultation process -