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Monaco elected to the Commission on Sustainable Development

During the meeting of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that took place on 27 July 2006, the Principality of Monaco was elected, for the first time, to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development.

The Commission is composed of 53 Member States seating for a three year term. Every year, a third of the membership is renewed by the ECOSOC.

The function of the Commission is to monitor the application of Agenda 21 which was adopted in 1992 at the Rio Summit. During its next session, which will take place in New York from 30 April to 11 May 2007, the Commission will discuss the issues of air pollution, climate change and energy consumption with sustainable development.

The Mandate of the Principality of Monaco will begin at the end of that session.

- Internet website on the Commission on Sustainable Development