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29 May 2012 – Countries today began the last round of negotiations on an outcome document before they meet in Brazil next month at the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference , which seeks to shape new policies to promote prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection. “Time is running out,”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told participants at the Rio+20 informal consultations on the outcome document. “You still have much work to do – perhaps too much work – but you must persevere. The stakes are very, very high, for the people and for the planet, peace and prosperity.”

In the big lead up to Rio+20, the community concerned about sustainable development is all a-buzz. There is talk of PrepCom, side-events and dialogues at the Rio+20 conference. Despite all the momentum, critics note that the level of civil society input lacks luster. There must be more than the same networks of people talking about the significance of sustainable development.