The workshop drew over 70 participants from across the major groups which consisted of business and industry, children and youth, farmers, civil society organizations, farmers, local authorities, indigenous people, women, the scientific and technological community and trade unions, government representatives, international non‐governmental organizations, donor agencies and the diplomatic missions in Nigeria.

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voicesrisingThe International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) has produced a special edition of its newsletter "voices rising" on Rio+20. The issue includes interviews with ICAE's Secretary General, Celita Eccher, as well as Monica Simons, of the Center for Environmental Education of Guarulhos (CEAG), Brazil.

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Rio-2012-paper-1Alex Evans and David Steven of New York University's Center on International Cooperation have produced a publication entitled 'Making Rio 2012 Work: Setting the stage for global economic, social and ecological renewal'.

The publication provides a brief overview of the intervening time since the first Earth Summit in 1992 as well as recommendations as to what Rio+20 should focus on and how it might succeed in areas such as 'Greening Growth' and 'Equity in a world of limits'.

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Women of South Asia, gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2 - 3, 2011, for the Third Annual Conference of SWAN (South Asia Women’s Network), which was dedicated to the theme of “Women of South Asia and the Green Economy”.  Nine South Asian countries were represented including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

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