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This is a very important message for all of you who will be going to Rio.The accreditation deadline for Rio+20 is Sunday 20 May 2012. All activities held in Rio Centro – the formal space for the negotiations – will require you to be accredited to gain access. This includes side events and the Dialogue Days in between the final prep com and the Rio Summit. Read more.
Countries Agree to Extend Negotiations on Rio+20 Outcome Document
Representatives from governments negotiating the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) have agreed to add five more days of deliberations to bridge differences that have kept them from making further progress in negotiations. More
Pocket Guide to Sustainable Development Governance Second Edition
This guide was jointly initiated by Stakeholder Forum and the Commonwealth Secretariat in response to the perceived ‘knowledge gap’ on the history and dynamics of global governance for sustainable development. More
The Rio+20 Dialogues
The Government of Brazil and the UN invite you to join the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogues. We have launched an online platform to give everyone an opportunity to add their voice to the Rio+20 Conference. More
Leaders of the Whole UN System Rally Behind Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations System Chief Executives Board (CEB) that brings together the executive heads of the organizations of the UN system under the chairmanship of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, met on 14-15 April to discuss Rio+20 and adopted an important joint declaration Conference that notably supports the adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs). More
Rio+20 Diary of Events
Draft diary of official and unoffical Rio+20 side events as of May 9 2012. Please send us details of your events or if you wish to make an ammendment, email Elena Denaro. More
Launch of Volunteer Action Counts Campaign for Rio+20
Everybody is already a volunteer for a sustainable future. Every single person is acting for sustainable development, by helping friends and family, by recycling waste, by teaching the kids how to turn off the tap. Most people are already volunteering without being aware of it. Some people volunteer further, and get involved in development or environmental action for a day, for a week, for a year. Their work, big or small, might sometimes go unnoticed to the world. But their actions count in the communities that have benefited from their hard work. More
Earth Summit Watch
The UN recently announced that 115 heads of state are already committed to attend Rio+20, but has not released their names, nor is there much information readily available on how their governments are preparing for Rio+20. To fill this important information gap, Earth Summit Watch is gathering and publishing current information on the status of Rio+20 preparations. More
Hollande, Putin to attend Rio+20
BRASILIA — French President-elect Francois Hollande and his recently-inaugurated Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin informed Brazil Wednesday that they will attend next month’s Rio summit on sustainable development. More
What Happens on Monday
Riding on the wave of momentum generated from Conferences and Summits is something that we all aim for – to go home and set in motion all the plans that will support the outcomes and achieve the commitments made, and to set to task to create the future that they want, writes Kirsty Schneeberger, Stakeholder Forum. History shows us, however, that despite all best intentions, when one thousand flowers bloom, they do not always all survive. More
Working closely with partners in Brazil and with global networks and alliances, the International Institute for Environment and Development will host a major conference in Rio de Janeiro this June. Fair ideas: Sharing solutions for a sustainable planet will take place immediately before – and will feed into — the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). More
Forty years after Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn’t. It shows the continuing threat of our present way of living to the planet. It looks to the challenges that we face twenty years from the Rio Earth Summit, in particular in the areas of economics and governance and the role of stakeholders. It puts forward a set of recommendations that the international community must address now and in the future. It reminds us of the planetary boundaries we must all live within and what needs to be addressed in the next twenty years for democracy, equity and fairness to survive. More
Stakeholder Forum is an international organisation working to advance sustainable development and promote democracy at a global level. Our work aims to enhance open, accountable and participatory international decision-making on sustainable development through enhancing the involvement of stakeholders in intergovernmental processes.
For over 25 years the organisation has acted as a bridge between those who have a stake in sustainable development, and the international forums where decisions are made in their name. Read More.