Stakeholders invited to submit contributions and inputs for Rio+20

On 8 March 2011, the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) invited all Member States, relevant UN system organizations and relevant stakeholders to provide inputs and contributions in writing by 1 November 2011 for inclusion in a draft Conference outcome document.

Outcomes from PrepCom II

After attending the recent PrepCom II in New York, Stakeholder Forum has produced the following observations and updates:

Participation increases – there were many more civil society actors at the PrepCom than there have been at any previous meetings, including a number of larger international NGOs. Many NGOs were ‘intelligence gathering’ rather than lobbying, but it was a good opportunity for networking and alliance-building.

Global Sustainability Panel consultation questionnaire on Rio+20 through UN-NGLS

At the request of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service is now launching a civil society consultation to share information about the work of the GSP and gather inputs for consideration by the GSP Panelists, their deputies, and the GSP Secretariat.

March 6th (Sunday) Conference on IEG, Sustainable Development Governance and Rio+20: A Stakeholder Consultation in New York

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Stakeholder Forum are organising a conference on Sunday 6th March entitled: “IEG, Sustainable Development Governance and Rio+20: A Stakeholder Consultation”.

SIDE EVENT: Redefining Development Governance and Increasing Transparency, Public Participation and Accountability

Stakeholder Forum, along with the Access Initiative, the World Resources Institute (WRI) and XIX Article 19, are to hold a Side Event on Development Governance at the UNCSD PrepCom 2 from 6:15-7:45pm on Monday, March 7th, 2011.

Co-Chair’s Summary of First Informal Intersessional Meeting For the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development has released the Co-Chairs summary on the First Interesessional meeting for Rio+20, which took place in 10 - 11 January in New York .