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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    development where respect for diversity human rights solidarity and reciprocity with nature and all creation is the basis of coexistence between peoples and between human beings and the natural world Vicky is an indigenous Kankanaey Igorot from the Philippines She also serves as the Convenor of the Asian Indigenous Women s Network AIWN She was the former Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues UNPFII Presently she is a member of the Global Indigenous Peoples Steering Committee for International Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Development and Self Determination to be held on 17 19 June 2012 at the Museo da Republica in Rio de Janiero Brasil For further information her contact details are as follows email vicky tebtebba org phone 63 74 4447703 mobile 63 9175317811 www tebtebba org www indigenousclimate org www asianindigenouswomen org Local Authorities Maruxa Cardama Maruxa currently runs the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development nrg4SD a global organisation of subnational governments committed to sustainable development Before joining nrg4SD Maruxa was Deputy Director of the representation of the South West of England to the European Union EU for over 6 years where she lead on sustainable development policy analysis and international project planning for a partnership of regional authorities academia and the private sector Earlier she was sustainable development officer and institutional affairs advisor in the EU representation of the Spanish region of Galicia and worked in the legal affairs department of the EU Committee of the Regions Besides Maruxa has worked as an expert on governance and public administration reform for the EU the Government of Romania and the British Council She has also been a lecturer in several capacity building programmes run by the Assembly of European Regions AER the College of Europe of Bruges the Institute of Political Studies of Paris Sciences Po and the French Presidency of the EU In all Maruxa has 10 years experience on strategic policy making governance partnerships and capacity building in the field of sustainable development at the international national and subnational levels Maruxa holds a LL B from the University of La Corunna in Spain a LL M in European Law from the Université Libre de Bruxelles U L B in Belgium a Masters in Management of Decentralised Cooperation Projects by the Organisation of Ibero American States and has undertaken international relations courses at the School of Oriental and African Studies S O A S of the University of London Maruxa is a UN and Red Cross volunteer and a passionate of World music hiking travelling dogs and Flemish painting Natalène Poisson Natalène Poisson is Policy Officer at United Cities and Local Governments since 2009 She is in charge of climate change negotiation and Rio 20 and of following the international agenda She holds a Master in International Law and Politics and has lived in France Canada Cameroon Netherlands and currently in Spain She speaks French English and Spanish Susanne Salz Susanne Salz is Head of the Secretary General s Office at ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability ICLEI is the largest network of local governments dedicated to sustainability On behalf of ICLEI Susanne has been fully engaged in the Rio 20 process since May 2010 Previously Susanne worked at the OECD and completed her MSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics Susanne speaks English German and French She looks forward to helping you make the most of Rio 20 NGOs Natalie Akstein Natalie is a Brazilian and American citizen working for CIVICUS as a Junior Convening Officer and since the end of 2011 has become actively involved in assisting the work of CIVICUS as an NGO Major Group Organising Partner She holds a Masters degree in Political Economy of Development academic focus which was fueled by her particular interest in development issues though now more specifically sustainable development At Rio 20 she looks forward to working together with the other NGO Major Group Organising Partners based in Rio Centro to facilitate and coordinate NGOs engagement before and throughout the Conference Apart from English she is also fluent in Portuguese Spanish and French Luis Flores Mimica Luis is Chilean and works for Consumers International s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean He is Policy and Campaign Officer and the person responsible for organizing CI s work for Rio 20 He is a psychiatrist and holds a Masters degree in philosophy and organizational behaviour Since 2003 he is been actively working on Sustainable Consumption and Production and participating in a number of related forums such as the Marrakech Process UNEP s international and regional work on this subject area CSD 18 19 and the Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living He speaks Spanish and English and understands and speaks basic Portuguese and French Jeffery Huffines Jeffery Huffines is Main Representative of CIVICUS since 2009 and Rio 20 NGO Major Group Organizing Partner at UN Headquarters in New York From 2007 2011 he was elected Chair of the NGO DPI Executive Committee that represents some 1 300 Non Governmental Organizations associated with the UN Department of Public Information where he served on the planning committee of the Annual UN DPI NGO Conference most recently held in Bonn Germany in September 2011 that produced a civil society declaration on the themes of sustainable development and volunteerism in preparation for Rio 20 He had previously served as Main UN Representative for the U S Baha i Community and has taught as an adjunct professor at the Center for Global Affairs New York University Leida Rijnhout Leida Rijnhout has a background in cultural anthropology with many years of experience in international development cooperation including field work in Bolivia She has been the coordinator of the Flemish Platform on Sustainable Development VODO As head of this platform she worked on several issues within the framework of Sustainable Development Agriculture Climate Local Agenda 21 SCP ecological footprint etc Since 2009 she is the executive director of ANPED Northern Alliance for Sustainability an

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    letter you can print it by following these steps after you have completed your pre registration Step 1 Login to CSO Net Step 2 Click on Registrations and on Rio 20 Step 3 Click on View Confirmation Letter and then print it out Forgot your password to CSO Net Visit http esango un org civilsociety newLogin do method newLogin See our Frequently Asked Questions FAQ for more information Related Documents Arrangements for accreditation and participation in the preparatory process and in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development of relevant non governmental organizations and other major groups Arabic Chinese English French Russian Spanish Consolidated List of Non Governmental Organizations and Other Major Groups Accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development at Prepcoms II III and IV E 2011 INF 4 List of non governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of 1 September 2011 Non governmental organizations on the roster for the purposes of the work of the Commission on Sustainable Development CSD Roster list Preliminary information to participants on the Rio 20 Conference Registration Accreditation Please be reminded that pre registration closed as of 27 May 2012 is required for all participants accessing Rio Centro including speakers and panellists for side events and those that will participate in the Brazilian led dialogue days More information about Major Groups participation at our FAQs Please bear in mind that several countries require visa and that a confirmation letter is needed to get this visa free of charge The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 will be held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil from 20 to 22 June 2012 The conference will be preceded by the third Preparatory Committee meeting of the Conference from 13 to 15 June 2012 Other important information Your organization

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    for net creation of jobs 41 We acknowledge and encourage voluntary national commitments and actions by State actors as well as stakeholders to achieve a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication including through the shaping of innovative partnerships 42 We realize that to make significant progress towards building green economies will require new investments new skills formation technology development transfer and access and capacity building in all countries We acknowledge the particular need to provide support to developing countries in this regard and agree a To provide new additional and scaled up sources of financing to developing countries b To launch an international process to promote the role of innovative instruments of finance for building green economies c To gradually eliminate subsidies that have considerable negative effects on the environment and are incompatible with sustainable development complemented with measures to protect poor and vulnerable groups d To facilitate international collaborative research on green technologies involving developing countries ensuring the technologies so developed remain in the public domain and are accessible to developing countries at affordable prices e To encourage creation of Centres of Excellence as nodal points for green technology R D f To support developing countries scientists and engineers and scientific and engineering institutions to foster their efforts to develop green local technologies and use traditional knowledge g To establish a capacity development scheme to provide country specific advice and where appropriate region and sector specific advice to all interested countries and to assist them in accessing available funds 43 We recognize the importance of measuring global progress In this regard we will be guided by a roadmap that contains the following indicative goals and timeline a 2012 2015 establishment of indicators and measures to evaluate implementation establishment of mechanisms for the transfer of technology sharing of know how and enhancement of capacities b 2015 2030 implementation and periodic assessment of progress c 2030 comprehensive assessment of progress We request the Secretary General in close cooperation with the UN system to provide a report for the General Assembly at its 67th session detailing further steps in this regard Top IV Institutional framework for sustainable development Top A Strengthening reforming integrating the three pillars 44 We recognize that strong governance at local national regional and global levels is critical for advancing sustainable development The strengthening and reform of the institutional framework should among other things a Integrate the three pillars of sustainable development and promote the implementation of Agenda 21 and related outcomes consistent with the principles of universality democracy transparency cost effectiveness and accountability keeping in mind the Rio Principles in particular common but differentiated responsibilities b Provide cohesive government driven policy guidance on sustainable development and identify specific actions in order to fulfil the sustainable development agenda through the promotion of integrated decision making at all levels c Monitor progress in the implementation of Agenda 21 and relevant outcomes and agreements at local national regional and global levels d Reinforce coherence among the agencies funds and programmes of the United Nations system including the International Financial and Trade Institutions Top B GA ECOSOC CSD SDC proposal General Assembly 45 We reaffirm the central role of the General Assembly as the highest policy making body and call for it to further integrate sustainable development as a key element of the overarching framework for United Nations activities Economic and Social Council 46 We reaffirm that the Economic and Social Council is a central mechanism for the coordination of the United Nations system and its specialized agencies and supervision of its subsidiary bodies in particular its functional commissions 47 We also reaffirm that ECOSOC is a central forum for intergovernmental deliberations on economic and social issues and provides guidance and coordination to the UN system s operational activities for development in the field 48 We agree to promote the role of ECOSOC in the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development including by making better use of the coordination segment of ECOSOC for monitoring implementation of agreements on sustainable development and similarly making use of the ECOSOC operational activities and humanitarian segments to promote mainstreaming of sustainable development into programmes of UN agencies and programmes Commission on Sustainable Development 49 We reaffirm the role of the Commission on Sustainable Development as the high level commission on sustainable development in the United Nations system We agree to consider options for improving the working methods the agenda and programme of work of the Commission to better facilitate promote and coordinate sustainable development implementation including measures to ensure more focused balanced and responsive engagement with a more limited set of issues and enhanced implementation of its decisions We also agree to consider means to enhance the review function of the Commission including through a voluntary review process OR Sustainable Development Council 49 alt We resolve to transform the CSD into a Sustainable Development Council that will serve as the authoritative high level body for consideration of matters relating to the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development 49 alt bis The work of the Council should be based on fundamental documents on sustainable development such as Agenda 21 the Rio principles and related outcomes The Council should inter alia fully carry out the functions and mandates of the Commission for Sustainable Development It would be guided by the need to promote integration of the three pillars of sustainable development promote effective implementation at all levels and promote effective institutional coherence It should help in enhancing the involvement of all stakeholders particularly major groups in the follow up of Rio 20 49 alt ter We request the President of the General Assembly to conduct open transparent and inclusive negotiations with the aim of establishing the mandate modalities functions size composition membership working methods and procedures of the Council and report on the outcome before the end of the 67th session of the General Assembly Top C UNEP specialized agency on environment proposal IFIs United Nations operational activities at country level 50 We reaffirm the need to strengthen international environmental governance within the context of the institutional framework for sustainable development in order to promote a balanced integration of the economic social and environmental pillars of sustainable development and to this end 51 We agree to strengthen the capacity of UNEP to fulfil its mandate by establishing universal membership in its Governing Council and call for significantly increasing its financial base to deepen policy coordination and enhance means of implementation OR 51 alt We resolve to establish a UN specialized agency for the environment with universal membership of its Governing Council based on UNEP with a revised and strengthened mandate supported by stable adequate and predictable financial contributions and operating on an equal footing with other UN specialized agencies This agency based in Nairobi would cooperate closely with other specialized agencies 52 We stress the need for a regular review of the state of the planet and the Earth s carrying capacity and request the Secretary General to coordinate the preparation of such a review in consultation with relevant international organizations and the UN system 53 We call for the scientific basis for decision making to be strengthened across the UN system and recognise that the interface between science and policy making should be enhanced 54 We recognize that sustainable development must be given due consideration by the International Financial Institutions especially the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund the regional development banks UNCTAD and the World Trade Organization in regulating global trade In that regard we request the international financial institutions to review their programmatic strategies to ensure the provision of better support to developing countries for the implementation of sustainable development 55 We recognize that coordination and cooperation among the MEAs are needed in order to inter alia address policy fragmentation and avoid overlap and duplication We welcome the work already undertaken to enhance synergies among the three conventions in the chemicals and waste cluster We call for further measures to enhance coordination and cooperation among MEAs in other clusters 56 We emphasise the need to strengthen operational activities for sustainable development especially the delivery of the UN system in the field 57 We agree to further consider the establishment of an Ombudsperson or High Commissioner for Future Generations to promote sustainable development 58 We agree to take steps to give further effect to Rio Principle 10 at the global regional and national level as appropriate Top D Regional national local 59 We reaffirm that overarching sustainable development strategies incorporated in national development plans are key instruments for the implementation of sustainable development commitments at regional national and sub national levels 60 We call for the strengthening of existing regional and sub regional mechanisms including the regional commissions in promoting sustainable development through capacity building exchange of information and experiences and providing expertise 61 We underline the need for more coherent and integrated planning and decision making at the national level We therefore call on countries to establish and strengthen as appropriate national sustainable development councils to enable them to coordinate consolidate and ensure the mainstreaming of cross cutting issues in the highest decision making bodies with the integration and full participation of all stakeholders 62 We recognise the need to integrate sustainable urban development policy as a key component of a national sustainable development policy and in this regard to empower local authorities to work more closely with national governments We recognize that partnerships among cities have emerged as a leading force for action on sustainable development We commit to support international cooperation among local authorities including through assistance from international organizations Top V Framework for action and follow up A Priority key thematic cross sectoral issues and areas 63 We recognize that progress in implementation requires attention to a number of sectoral and cross sectoral priority areas as well as to the linkage among different sectors We also recognize that assessing progress in these areas can benefit from defining aspirational goals targets and indicators as appropriate We therefore commit to the following actions Food security 64 We reaffirm the right to food and call upon all States to prioritize sustainable intensification of food production through increased investment in local food production improved access to local and global agri food markets and reduced waste throughout the supply chain with special attention to women smallholders youth and indigenous farmers We are committed to ensuring proper nutrition for our people 65 We call for more transparent and open trading systems and where appropriate practices that contribute to the stability of food prices and domestic markets ensure access to land water and other resources and support social protection programmes 66 We further support initiatives at all levels that improve access to information enhance interactions among farmers and experts through education and extension services and increase the use of appropriate technologies for sustainable agriculture Water 67 We underline the importance of the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights Furthermore we highlight the critical importance of water resources for sustainable development including poverty and hunger eradication public health food security hydropower agriculture and rural development 68 We recognize the necessity of setting goals for wastewater management including reducing water pollution from households industrial and agricultural sources and promoting water efficiency wastewater treatment and the use of wastewater as a resource particularly in expanding urban areas 69 We renew our commitment made in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation JPOI regarding the development and implementation of integrated water resources management and water efficiency plans We reaffirm our commitment to the 2005 2015 International Decade for Action Water for Life We encourage cooperation initiatives for water resources management in particular through capacity development exchange of experiences best practices and lessons learned as well as sharing appropriate environmentally sound technologies and know how Energy 70 We propose to build on the Sustainable Energy for All initiative launched by the Secretary General with the goals of providing universal access to a basic minimum level of modern energy services for both consumption and production uses by 2030 improving energy efficiency at all levels with a view to doubling the rate of improvement by 2030 and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 through promoting the development and use of renewable energy sources and technologies in all countries We call for provision of adequate financial resources of sufficient quality and delivered in a timely manner to developing countries for providing efficient and wider use of energy sources 71 We agree that each country should work for low carbon development We encourage more widespread use of energy planning tools to provide a robust framework for donors and partners to coordinate their development cooperation efforts Cities 72 We commit to promote an integrated and holistic approach to planning and building sustainable cities through support to local authorities efficient transportation and communication networks greener buildings and an efficient human settlements and service delivery system improved air and water quality reduced waste improved disaster preparedness and response and increased climate resilience Green jobs social inclusion 73 We recognize that the development of human capacity is essential to achieving broad based economic growth building strong sustainable communities promoting social well being and improving the environment Workers must have the skills and protections necessary to participate in and benefit from the transition to a green economy which has great potential to create decent jobs particularly for the youth and eradicate poverty 74 We also recognize that significant job creation opportunities can be availed through investments in public works for restoration and enhancement of natural capital sustainable land and water management practices family farming ecological farming organic production systems sustainable forest management rational use of biodiversity for economic purposes and new markets linked to renewable and unconventional energy sources We encourage business and industry to contribute to green job creation throughout their global supply chains including through support to small and medium enterprises 75 We recognise and acknowledge that social well being and growth are also built on robust and high quality infrastructure that creates jobs and wealth adds long term value and allows for broad inclusion In this regard we commit to enhanced infrastructure investment which promotes sustainable development 76 Understanding that building green economies will depend critically on creating green jobs we agree to take the following measures a improve knowledge of green jobs trends and developments and integrate relevant data into national economic statistics b address potential skills shortages through skills mapping and promoting of green jobs training programs c put in place an enabling environment for robust creation of decent jobs by private enterprises investing in the green economy including by small and medium enterprises 77 We stress the need to provide social protection to all members of society including those who are not employed in the formal economy In this regard we strongly encourage national and local initiatives aimed at providing a social protection floor for all citizens Oceans and Seas SIDS 78 We recognize that oceans are critical to sustaining Earth s life support systems Careless exploitation of the oceans and their resources puts at risk the ability of oceans to continue to provide food other economic benefits and environmental services to humankind We stress the importance of the conservation sustainable management and equitable sharing of marine and ocean resources We also recognize the significant economic social and environmental contribution of coral reefs to island and coastal States and support cooperation based on the Coral Triangle Initiative CTI and the International Coral Reef Initiative ICRI 79 We endorse the Regular Process for the Global Marine Assessment as a credible robust process and support the completion of its first global integrated assessment of the state of the marine environment by 2014 We call for consideration of assessment findings in formulation of national regional and global oceans policy 80 We note the establishment by the UN General Assembly of an Ad Hoc Open ended Informal Working Group to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction and we agree to initiate as soon as possible the negotiation of an implementing agreement to UNCLOS that would address the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction 81 We call on countries to advance implementation of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land based Activities including further capacity building and mobilization of resources for investment in treatment of human wastes and waste water and to develop a global action plan to combat marine litter and pollution 82 We also propose to implement an international observing network for ocean acidification and to work collectively to prevent further ocean acidification 83 We note that despite agreement to restore global fish stocks to sustainable levels by 2015 many stocks continue to be depleted unsustainably We call upon States to re commit to maintaining or restoring depleted fish stocks to sustainable levels and to further commit to implementing science based management plans to rebuild stocks by 2015 84 We urge countries to combat illegal unreported and unregulated IUU fishing by adopting and implementing effective tools in accordance with international law We note the agreement on port state measures to prevent deter and eliminate illegal unreported and unregulated fishing approved by FAO in 2009 and urge States that have not yet acceded to the agreement to do so 85 We reaffirm that Small Island Developing States SIDS remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities The vulnerability of SIDS has worsened over the last two decades primarily because of higher exposure to external shocks including increasing adverse impacts of climate change and more frequent and intense natural disasters as well as the fuel food and financial crises combined with inadequate international support 86

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Unions Statements Response to Bureau on Major Groups engagement FAQs FAQs for Youth Sign In Major Groups Civil society organizations Organizing Partners Future We Want Major Groups comments on section III V Major groups s comments on section III through V received by 29 February 2012 as per Ambassador Kim s offer to Major groups on 27 January 2012 Comments to Zero Draft Major Group Amendments Click to view individual Major Group sector submissions Business and Industry Children and Youth Farmers N A Indigenous Peoples Local Authorities NGOs Scientific and Technological Community Women Workers and Trade Unions Recognizing the importance of civil society or stakeholder sectors or Major Groups as they are categorized in Agenda 21 the Rio 20 Bureau s co chair Ambassador Kim at the Bureau meeting with Major groups on January 27 2012 invited Major Groups to submit their amendments to the Rio 20 Zero draft outcome to him The Secretariat has compiled these amendments into one single document Major groups sector amendments are included in the text in the first section of the document Since the NGO Major Groups submissions were developed by different thematic clusters facilitated by one or several NGOs in several instances amendment

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    each of the Rio 20 Preparatory Meetings The workshops are designed to enhance awareness of the themes of sustainable development and build capacity of Major Groups to engage with the intergovernmental process at Rio 20 In this corner you will find valuable information about these workshops Workshops Major Groups Capacity Building Workshop Global Major Groups Community 19 Jun 2012 19 Jun 2012 Rio Centro Pavilion 6 room 1 Major Groups Capacity Building Workshop Brazilian and other Latin America Civil Society 18 Jun 2012 18 Jun 2012 Barra Arena Room UN6 Avenida Embaixador Abelardo Bueno 3401 Barra da Tijuca Major Groups Capacity Building Workshop Global Major Groups Community 12 Jun 2012 12 Jun 2012 Forte de Copacabana Praça Cel Eugênio Franco Copacabana Bringing you up to speed on what is happening in the Rio process The UN DESA Stakeholder Forum capacity and information workshop 23 Apr 2012 23 Apr 2012 Conference room 7 TBC UN North Lawn Building Sustainable Development Webinar Series 2 Get Rio Defining the Green Economy 3 Apr 2012 3 Apr 2012 wfuna adobeconnect com rio20 Rio 20 Major Groups Civil society Capacity building workshop 19 Mar 2012 19 Mar 2012 North Lawn Building NLB room E New York UNHQ Major Groups capacity building workshop 24 Jan 2012 24 Jan 2012 2nd Floor Church Center 1st Avenue 43rd Street Major groups and other Stakeholders Capacity building workshop on the Road to Rio 20 14 Dec 2011 14 Dec 2011 The New Economic Institute 437 Madison Avenue 37th floor New York NY Other meetings Rio 20 Partnership Forum 20 Jun 2012 22 Jun 2012 RioCentro Rio de Janeiro Brazil Venue Pavilion T Major Groups Pavilion Room T 3 Sustainable Development Series Webinar 1 of 3 Get RIO SD Basics 31 Jan 2012 31 Jan 2012 Online at wfuna adobeconnect

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Organizing Partners Petitions 11 Oct 2011 Social Protection Floor Campaign Add your name The New York based NGO Committee for Social Development at the United Nations has mounted a signature campaign in 4 languages in support of the Social Protection Floor Initiative We hope for 1 million signatures By clicking on the links below you can get some background information and sign the petition Please promote The Social Protection Floor Campaign on your list serves and among your friends and communities 31 Jan 2012 HEADS of STATES RIO 20 Global PETITION Please SIGN The HEADS of STATES RIO 20 Global PETITION is available in 6 languages ENG FRA ESP RUS CHI and PRT reminds WORLD LEADERS of their duty to ATTEND the UN CSD RIO 20 Summit that will take place in Brazil on June 2012 and the urgency of their COMMITMENT and collaboration to find strategies to PROMOTE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL TRANSITIONS in ways that avoid marginalization of peoples environmental degradation over exploitation or pollution 28 Feb 2012 Sign the Right to the Future e petition to support Ombudspersons for Future Generations The World Future Council together with Terre des Hommes and Oikos have just launched a global

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    for Youth Sign In Major Groups Civil society organizations Organizing Partners Do Not Miss Daily Schedule of Major Groups Meetings Pavilion 6 Meet the Organizing Partners Letter to all Major Groups from Conferenece Secretary General of Rio 20 Mr Sha Zukang Registration Accreditation to Rio 20 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Logistics for Rio 20 Sign in From the very beginning of the first Earth Summit in 1992 people realized that sustainable development could not be achieved by governments alone It would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people consumers workers business persons farmers students teachers researchers activists indigenous communities and other communities of interest Agenda 21 formalized nine of these as the overarching categories through which all citizens could participate in the UN activities on achieving sustainable development These are officially called Major Groups Host Country Liasion A special committee of the main Brazilian civil society networks was created in late 2010 to help organize Brazilian civil society and engage with national and international partners Read more Latest News 16 Jul 2012 Good news for green rights as Ireland signs treaty 16 Jul 2012 QP appoints consultant for its Sustainable Development Team 13 Jul 2012 Building eco civilization 13 Jul 2012 Earth Summit boosts Sri Lanka s image 13 Jul 2012 Drexel engineers develop new technology for grid level electrical energy storage 12 Jul 2012 Urban Journal No Wonder Gurgaon s Revolting 12 Jul 2012 Mauritius A Sustainable Society is Far More Than a Green Society 12 Jul 2012 Vietnam aims for Rio 20 sustainable development goals All Major Groups News Add News story Upcoming Meetings Events Regional Strategy Workshop towards and beyond Rio 20 by Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development APWLD 12 May 2012 13 May 2012 Bangkok Thailand

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  • Rio+20 : Children and Youth
    Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 aims to secure a renewed political commitment to sustainable development while addressing new and emerging challenges Balancing the needs of the current generation with those of future is a matter of urgency and all young people are encouraged to join us in contributing to the process The Major Group for Children and Youth MGCY is the official voice for young people in the sustainability negotiations and we are engaging with young people from across the world to share our voices at Rio 20 Through networking and collaborating the MGCY has strong teams that contribute to the policy negotiations The MGCY also works to inspire and platform youth activism through a series of working groups aimed at bringing people together to help build the global youth voice Get involved join the MGCY and help design the future www uncsdchildrenyouth org MGCY Youth Blast Conference of Youth for Rio 20 7 12 June 2012 The MGCY will be hosting the official young people s event in Rio de Janeiro in preparation for Rio 20 This is a space in which young people can meet to create a unified youth vision for the future of sustainable development and inclusive policy There will be workshops on thematic areas relevant to Rio 20 capacity building networking and much more For more information and to register visit http uncsdchildrenyouth org rio20 youth blast If you have more questions about the Youth Blast please email coyrio gmail com Yacht charter in Turkey Participation of Major Groups Children Youth Amendments to the Zero Draft 9 Jun 2012 Brazilian Youth Setting Sustainable Development Agenda by Children and Youth 8 Jun 2012 Brazilian Youth Consultations for Rio 20 by Children and Youth 9 Apr 2012 Education Hub by Children and Youth 27 Mar 2012 Get involved in the Future you want by Children and Youth 27 Mar 2012 Brazil s Scouts respond to Rio 20 by Children and Youth 13 Mar 2012 99 Days Left to Rio 20 by Children and Youth 16 Feb 2012 Registration Open Conference of Youth for Rio 20 by Children and Youth 1 Feb 2012 African Youth apply for funding for Rio 20 by Children and Youth 30 Jan 2012 African Youth Funding provided by Germany for Rio 20 by Children and Youth 28 Jan 2012 Jobs and the issue of Youth unemployment by Children and Youth 26 Jan 2012 Major Group Children Youth Informal Informal by Children and Youth 17 Jan 2012 You th matter by Children and Youth 17 Jan 2012 Push for change Be the voice Volunteer by Children and Youth 13 Jan 2012 MyCity 20 How youth can play a part in Rio 20 by Children and Youth 12 Jan 2012 Youth Blast by Children and Youth 9 Jan 2012 Rio 20 Participation Guide by Children and Youth 31 Dec 2011 Water Youth Movement by Children and Youth 20 Oct 2011 ESCAP prep meeting by Children and Youth 19 Oct 2011 ECE Regional Preparatory Meeting

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