Regional ministerial conference on sustainable development

Nov 6, 2014

What:  The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, in cooperation with the Centre for Sustainable Development, and with the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro, will organize a two-day Regional ministerial conference on sustainable development. The aim of the conference is to initiate regional dialogue about the priorities of sustainable development in South-east Europe, in line with the global developments in this field, as well as with the post-2015 development agenda and EU accession priorities. Participants in the conference will be ministers and high officials in charge of sustainable development issues in the countries of the region, representatives of the United Nations, European Union and other international organizations, prominent experts, as well as representatives of the NGO and private sector. The conference will encompass presentation of the National Human Development Report 2014: “Resource efficiency and Sustainable Human Development” as well as ‘Green infrastructure’ innovation fair, which will be opened by the Minister of Science, Ms. Sanja Vlahović. 

When: Friday and Saturday, 7 and 8 November 2014, at 9 a.m.
Where:  Hotel Avala, Budva


Introductory remarks at the opening (Friday, 9 a.m.):
Branimir Gvozdenović, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro
Olivijer Adam, United Nations Deputy Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Deputy Director, UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

Agenda:

FRIDAY, 7 NOVEMBER

SATURDAY, 8 NOVEMBER

9:30

12:00 a.m.

Post 2015 Development Agenda Perspectives

 

Sustainable Tourism and Sustainable Spatial Development



09:00

10:30h

12:00

13:30h

Presentations on Sustainable Development in the region

Remarks by ministers and high officials about sustainable development in the region; Adoption of the Joint Statement

Management of Natural Resources

10:30

12:00h

15:00

16:00h

Launch of the 2014 National Human Development Report for Montenegro

Resource efficiency and Sustainable Human Development

Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change Impacts

12:15

13:45h

16:00

17:00h

Opening of the Innovation Fair

Official closing of the Conference

13:45

14:15h


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The Centre for Sustainable Development was established on January 1st 2014 as a programme jointly implemented by the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Montenegro. The work of the Centre is aimed at supporting the implementation of national policies for sustainable development and the gradual improvement of cooperation with the countries of the region in order to define common priority actions, modalities of cooperation and building associated partnerships.

More info about the conference:
Web: www.rcsd2014.me;

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Contact information

Zoja Spahić Kustudić, PR of the Ministry for Sustainable Development and Tourism
Tel: +382 20 446 347, Mob: +382 67 826 281; E-mail: zoja.kustudic@mrt.gov.me; www.mrt.gov.me
Ivana Vujović, Communications Associate, UNDP in Montenegro
Tel: ++382 20 44 74 41, Mob: ++382 69 681 222, E-mail: ivana.vujovic@undp.org  www.me.undp.org

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