SEDI - DDS - Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible de la OEA
 
SEDI - DDS - Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible de la OEA
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Secretaría Ejecutiva para el Desarrollo Integral
SEDI - DDS - Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible de la OEA
SEDI / DDS - Departamento de Desarrollo Sostenible
 
MISSION
 


The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) supports OAS member States in the design and implementation of policies, programs and projects oriented to integrate environmental priorities with poverty alleviation, and socio-economic development goals. Translating sustainable development and environmental protection goals into concrete actions, DSD supports the execution of multiple-country projects in such diverse areas as integrated water management, renewable energy, natural Hazards-climate change adaptation and land use planning, biological diversity and environmental law and policy.  The Department also supports transparency and Public Participation, as practical ingredients of good governance. More...
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Recent policy mandates emanated from:

•  The First Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities of Sustainable Development (Santa Cruz +10) in 2006,
•  the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002,
•  the meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Sustainable Development (CIDS) in Washington DC, in 2002,
•  the III Summit of the Americas held in Quebec City, Canada, in 2001, and
•  the Summit of the Americas on Sustainable Development held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, in 1996.
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Recent work involves supporting sub-regional trade-related capacity-building; improving the sound management of chemicals; identifying innovative ways to support public participation and good governance; and identifying workable partnerships in the financing of sustainable development.
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RECENT INITIATIVES & OUTCOMES

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Roundtable Discussion on support activities for the implementation of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

February 25, 2009.

The Department of Sustainable Development (DSD) , jointly with the CITES Secretariat, organized a panel of experts to identify synergies and opportunities for cooperation with international organizations, development agencies and non-governmental organizations on the CITES work program.

 The DSD has been facilitating access and exchange of information for biological diversity decision-making through IABIN and supporting countries in the promotion of strategies to address the loss of habitat for wildlife, including the  effective implementation of laws, policies and regulations that address the protection of wild flora and fauna and the illegal trade in endangered species. These efforts also aim to support the implementation of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

During the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP14, The Hague 2007), the Parties to CITES identified 44 activities within an output based program to support advancement in the implementation of the Convention. These activities can be grouped in the following seven areas: 1) Regulating and monitoring wildlife trade, 2) Integrating best available scientific information into decision making, 3) Reducing over-exploitation and illegal trade, 4) Building capacity and information systems, 5) Mobilizing resources and raising awareness, 6) Enhancing cooperation with strategic partners, 7) Preparation of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (Qatar, 2010).The CITES Secretariat is charged with the coordinating, advisory and servicing role in the working of the Convention. More.. l Agenda. 
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Payment for Ecological Services

To respond to trade-related capacity building development needs in the area of  uier.hn environmental management, the DSD is working towards improving market-based approaches to the conservation of biological diversity, through the support of Payment for Ecological Service Payments (PES).    More..


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NEWS
 

 

 DSD’s First Director Visits Headquarters. More..

 

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OAS Policy Roundtable: “Promoting Environmental Sustainability in the Americas". More...

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Experts from inter-governmental organizations of the Inter-American and UN Systems meet to discuss preparations for the 1st Session of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) Regional Platform of the Americas. More…
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The DSD participated in the panel of the event “Migration and Disasters Situations”. More..  
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 The DSD/OAS, with the support of the World Bank, launched the Caribbean Emergency Legislation Project (CELP), and held the project’s First Steering Committee Meeting. Press release l News clips . More...
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• Request for Proposals for Pollinators and Species for the IABIN Project

 


CALENDAR

 • March  30,  2009. Uruguay. National Workshop on Sustainable Soy Production

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March 24-25, 2009. Washington D.C. Interim Steering Committee Meeting WHMSI

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March   24,   2009. Montevideo Urugauy. Regional  Workshop on Sustainable Soy Production


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March, 19- 23   2009. Asuncion-Paraguay. Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Implementation of Environmental Policy for Conservation of Migratory Species.

 

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March 17, 2009. Parana. Argentina. National Workshop on Sustainable Soy Production. More

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March 10-12, 2009.  Haiti.  Caracol Mangrove Park Workshop.

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SEDI / DSPP - Departamento de Seguimiento, Políticas y Programas
OAS General Assembly “Energy for Sustainable Development”
June 3 to 5, 2007
Panama City, Republic of Panama
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