In November 2011 the German government will host an international conference in Bonn entitled "The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – water resources in the green economy", as part of its contribution to Rio+20. In preparation for this meeting the '2nd World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change' will also take place in Bonn, Germany, 3 - 5 June 2011.

As part of the International Year of Youth (August 2010 - August 2011) young people will be an integral part of this year’s 64th Annual UN Department of Public Information NGO Conference “Sustainable Societies, Responsive Citizens,” 3-5 September 2011 in Bonn, Germany. The New York Youth Subcommittee is organizing this pre-Bonn Conference briefing that will focus on youth related to the topic of this year’s Conference in Bonn.

25 Jul 2011 - 26 Jul 2011 
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

General Assembly Hall , New York

The high-level meeting will comprise two consecutive informal interactive round tables on 25 July 2011 and two plenary meetings on 26 July 2011. The round tables will be chaired by Member States at the invitation of the President of the General Assembly and will address the following themes:

19 Jul 2011 - 21 Jul 2011
Solo, Indonesia

A high level dialogue on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development has taken place, organised by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Rio+20 Secretariat. The outcome of this dialogue, held in Solo, Indonesia, from 19-21 July, 2011, represents an important contribution to preparations for the Rio+20 Conference.

On Wednesday 22 June 2011, at the Liu Institute for Global Issues (University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus), a consultation was organised by the Canadian Environmental Network to provide public input to Rio+20.

hp_ngo-dpi_logoThe 64th Annual United Nations DPI/NGO Conference will be held 3-5 September 2011, in Bonn, Germany. The title of the conference is “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens”. The conference could be considered as one of the major NGO events in preparation for the Rio+20 Conference and the tenth anniversary for the Year of Voluntarism.