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.

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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.

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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.

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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”.

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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.

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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 .

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