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Rio+20 Zero Draft now available 

The Rio+20 zero draft document has now been published by the UNCSD. To download the document click here.

Schedule of informal-informal negotiations on the Outcome Document

The Bureau of the UNCSD preparatory process met on 22 December 2011 and agreed on the following schedule for “informal-informal” negotiations on the outcome document. More

Deadline Reminder for Accreditation of New Groups

NGOs and other Major Groups’ organisations that are not yet accredited to the United Nations and wish to participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be offered a one time opportunity to become accredited to Rio+20.

The deadline for new accreditations is 20 February 2012. Once your registration is approved, your organisation can pre-register representatives until the general deadline of 20 may 2012.

To begin accrediation for new groups click here

Registration Accreditation to Rio+20 Now Open 

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, “Rio +20”, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012. The conference will be preceded by the third Preparatory Committee meeting of the Conference, from 13 to 15 June 2012. In accordance with General Assembly resolution A/C.2/66/L.53, the pre-registration for participation in the preparatory meeting and in the Conference by relevant NGOs and other major groups is now open. More

Summary of second Informal Intersessional Meeting for the United National Conference on Sustainable Development

The Second Intersessional Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was held in New York from 15-16 December 2011. More

Stakeholder Forum Training and Capacity Building Workshop

Location: New York, TBC

Date: 24 January Time TBC

Aim: The workshop, open to all, aims to give an induction to all Rio+20 and UN processes in order for participants to engage more effectively in the process. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the zero draft document.

Economic Commission for Europe: Report on the Rio Preparatory Process

In preparation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD; Rio+20 Conference), scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012, member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) and representatives of major groups, United Nations agencies and other international bodies met in Geneva to identify the specific challenges and priorities of the ECE region with regard to the Rio+20 Conference, including policy recommendations and good practices. More

UN calls for halting Land Degredation

BERLIN (IDN) – As the international community heads towards Rio+20 to commemorate the historic Earth Summit in June 1992, a senior United Nations official has called for bold actions to put a halt to poverty-generating land degradation. More

Resolutions for Sustainable Development voted on in the UN General Assembly

The developing world’s vulnerability to the prevailing multiple global crises and preparations for the June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development were prominent among the concerns of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) as the 42 draft resolutions and 4 draft decisions it had recommended for action by the General Assembly were adopted today. More

“Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity” book now available

“Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity: A Planet in Peril” has been produced by Stakeholder Forum. It was edited by Ahmed Djoghlaf and Felix Dodds and includes chapters by: Gusti Muhammad Hatta, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Craig Bennett, Johan Rockstrom, Bob Watson, Achim Steiner, Jan McAlpine and Monique Barbut. The book provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the threats presented to human security and well-being by the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity – recently confirmed as one of the critical ‘planetary boundaries’ that has already been exceeded. More


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