Agriculture/food systems event schedule at UN

During the Commission on Sustainable Development
High Level Meetings and Working Sessions
United Nations Headquarters, New York, April,1997

Events related to Food and Agriculture Issues to be held at the
April meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development.
locations of meetings will be announced as soon as scheduling
of rooms in the UN permits.

All meetings are open unless otherwise noted and participation is
encouraged. Meetings inside the UN Headquarters may be attended by
representatives of organizations accredited to the UN.  Meetings
outside the UN are open and do not require accreditation.

Email Contact: tforster@igc.apc.org (Thomas Forster, Coordinator,
Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems Caucus, CSD V) Telephone
contact in New York between April 10 and 18: (212) 925-1911.

EVENT AND MEETING SCHEDULE (as known by 4/3/97)

April 10

6-8 pm    Reception at UN for Humane Society in honor of their
          ECOSOC accreditation to the UN (by invitation)

April 11

10 am     Planning meeting for Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems
          Caucus at CSD for week of April 14 (meet outside
          Conference Room C)

1-2 pm    Briefing on new report from WSAA:  Publicly Funded
          Programs for Sustainable Agriculture.  Sponsored by World
          Sustainable Agriculture Association and Humane Society
          US/Humane Society International.  Conference Room 8

2-3 pm    Briefing on Sustainable Agriculture Neworking and
          Extension (SANE). Sponsored by UNDP in cooperation with
          the Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems Caucus,
          Conference Room 8, United Nations

April 12/13

All Day   Sat/Sunday: International Sustainable Communities
          Conference: food/agriculture will be emphasized

          Site:  The Learning Alliance, 3224 Lafayette, 7th floor
          Nearest subway stop is Bleeker Station, number 6 subway
          line.  Bleeker by subway is five minutes ride from Grand
          Central Station. For more information, please call:
          >>Mary Steinmaus at 319-264-1500, 
          email mcsteinmaus@stanleyfdn.org
          >>or Michael McCoy at 212 431 3922
          email mmccoy@undp.org

April 12

TBA       Informal introductory session for participation in
          food/ag issues at UN April meetings facilitated by
          Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems Caucus for the 
          Fifth Session of the Commission on Sustainable
          Development -  designed for conference participants    
          after conference session in late afternoon.

April 14

10 am     Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems Caucus
          (meet outside Conference Room C)

10-1 pm   Women's Dialogue with Governments; theme:  "Diverse Women
          for Biodiversity"

April 15

10 am     Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems Caucus 
          (meet outside Conference Room C)

TBA       Meeting with US government agriculture/natural resources
          staff, (Adella Backiel and Ann Carey)

April 16

3-6 pm    Farmers' Dialogue with UN government representatives

          Farmers from different parts of the world have been
          invited to share their views on progress made since 1992
          towards implementing Agenda  21.  Organized by
          International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
          (IFOAM), International Federation of Agricultural
          Producers (IFAP), Via Campesina and World Sustainable
          Agriculture Association (WSAA).

7-9 pm    The Worldwide Organic Agriculture Movement
          Organized by IFOAM. (Place TBA)

Further postings will be made to add meetings related to food and
agriculture and to fill in on specific times and places.