22nd- 24th October 2009: Stakeholder Forum facilitated two workshops to discuss the themes and focus of the proposed Rio+20 Earth Summit in 2012. The workshops sought to address the issues that will need to be addressed if the UN General Assembly agrees to a Summit. The workshops were designed for government participation only, and were made possible with the generous support of the Governments of Switzerland and France, and Skanska.

Stakeholder Forum prepared three papers for the workshop to focus discussions and stimulate debate on ‘Preparing the Summit':

Paper 1: Focussing the Summit Agenda

New_York_Meeting_Paper_1_Focusing_the_Summit_Agenda

Paper 2: Organisational Options for the 2012 Sustainable Development Summit

New_York_Meeting_Paper_2_Organizational_Option_for_the_2012

Paper 3: Intergovernmental Roadmap to 2012

New_York_Meeting_Paper_3_Intergovernmental_roadmap

You can read the outcome report from the workshop here

New_York_Meeting_Report_on_the_Workshop