Where are we now in the Process leading up to Rio?

A training session for members of the Major Groups in connection with the second Intersessional on Rio+20 in New York, December 14, 09:00 until 13:00

The session takes place at:
The New Economic Institute
437 Madison Ave, 37th floor,
New York

PLEASE NOTE: There is limited space at the training session; we therefore ask all people interested to register with UN DESA before the session starts. The training caters to those who will participate in the upcoming Intersessional on December 15 and 16, and in case of limited space these people will be prioritised. When registering, please write an ordinary e‐mail indicating your name, the name of your organization and your position in the organization and send it to http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=35


The training session will cover two sections, one on the content of the themes and one on the process guiding us towards the UNCSD in June in Rio next year.

09:00 Opening and welcome by Chantal Line Carpentier, UN DESA and Jan‐Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum; who will co‐chair the training session.

Section one – The Political reality of the Zero Draft Document

09:20 Which issues are governments emphasising? By UN DESA

09:45 Which issues are civil society emphasising? By Farooq Falla, Stakeholder Forum

10:10 Which issues are the informal government meetings, Solo, Beijing, New Delhi, Bonn, Bogota and Monaco presenting? By Jan‐Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum,

10:35 A small breather
Section two – the process, logistics and lobby reality leading us to Rio in June next year

10:50 The process and logistics framework ‐ the registration, the side events, the size of delegations the ‘In Between Days’ and more, by Chantal Line Carpentier, UN DESA

11: 20 The media and other outreach issues – how can we engage the media and the public in our work towards Rio? By Michael Strauss, Media Consultant, Earth Media, New York

11:45 Process and lobby, what rights do we have, how do we behave and what do we need to do to make sure we are successful towards Rio and in Rio.? By Jan‐Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum

12:20 Questions and answers

13:00 Session ends


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