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  • Rio+20 : Farmers
    Name lazarus9206 Website http viacampesina org en Ms Jessica L Roe La Via Campesina International Peasant Movement United States 52 55 5584 3471 1 303 9159 492 usa mobile jroelvc gmail com http viacampesina org en Agenda 21 Chapter 32 STRENGTHENING THE ROLE OF FARMERS 32 1 Agriculture occupies one third of the land surface of the Earth and is the central activity for much of the world s population Rural activities take place in close contact with nature adding value to it by producing renewable resources while at the same time becoming vulnerable to overexploitation and improper management 30 May 2012 Green Growth Developing Productive Capacity by Farmers 8 May 2012 Rural Women Lag Behind on MDG by Farmers 19 Mar 2012 Global Food Security Forum by Farmers 19 Mar 2012 Sustainable Future for Small Scale Fisheries by Farmers 3 Mar 2012 Farmers Share common Challenges by Farmers 3 Mar 2012 The Story of Agriculture and the Green Economy by Farmers 3 Mar 2012 The Female Face of Farming by Farmers 23 Feb 2012 Agriculture and Technology by Farmers 7 Feb 2012 Declaration on Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services by Farmers 26 Jan 2012 Addressing the challenge of diversity distance and land reform by Farmers 24 Jan 2012 The Importance of Artisanal Fisheries for Rio 20 by Farmers 21 Jan 2012 Fighting hunger with extension and education by Farmers 17 Jan 2012 MOVIE TITLE Neste chão tudo dá by Farmers 17 Jan 2012 URGENT Accreditation Deadline February 20th by Farmers 17 Jan 2012 Brazil launches Centre of Excellence Against Hunger by Farmers 17 Jan 2012 A case study of the Agricultural Sector of Peru by Farmers 6 Dec 2011 Communication for Development by Farmers 6 Dec 2011 ICT in Agriculture e Sourcebook by Farmers 6 Dec 2011 Gender and Agriculture by Farmers 1 Dec 2011 Our only food security is our ability to change by Farmers 21 Nov 2011 Bread for the World Institute by Farmers 11 Nov 2011 UNLEASHING AGRICULTURE S POTENTIAL FOR IMPROVED by Farmers 11 Nov 2011 World Farmers Organisation by Farmers 1 Nov 2011 Farmers Major Group Consensus Document by Farmers 31 Oct 2011 Green Economy for Sustainable Mountain Development A Concept Paper for Rio 20 and Beyond by Farmers 31 Oct 2011 World Farmers Organisation by Farmers 11 Oct 2011 Girls Grow A Vital Force in Rural Economies by Farmers 11 Oct 2011 Opportunities for action in 2012 by Farmers 11 Oct 2011 Social Protection Floor Campaign by Farmers 2 Oct 2011 Nutrition and Food Security Impacts of Agriculture Projects A Review of Experience by Farmers 29 Sep 2011 Committee on Food Security by Farmers 18 Sep 2011 Building the Capacity to Transform the Food Security Landscape by Farmers 18 Sep 2011 Assuring Sustainable Economic Benefit to Farmers by by Farmers 16 Sep 2011 Water Energy and Food Security by Farmers 16 Sep 2011 Agricultural Technology for Development by Farmers 11 Sep 2011 Summit Co ordinator calls for focus on agriculture by Farmers 8

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  • Rio+20 : Local Authorities
    Arikan Manager Cities Climate Center ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Address Kaiser Friedrich Str No 7 53113 Bonn Germany Tel 49 228 976 299 20 Mobile 49 151 507 50 004 Fax 49 228 976 299 01 e mail yunus arikan iclei org www iclei org Skype Yunus ARIKAN ICLEI Natalène Poisson Policy officer United Cities and Local Governments UCLG World Secretariat Carrer Avinyò 15 08002 Barcelona Spain e mail n poisson uclg org e saiz uclg org Tel 0034 933428750 Fax 0034 933 42 87 75 website www cities localgovernments org Ms Maruxa Diaz Cardama Garcia Secretary General nrg4SD Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development www nrg4sd org 227 Rue de la Loi Wetstraat B 1040 Brussels Belgium Mobile 32 0 475 844 339 Skype maruxacardamanrg4sd Email mcardama nrg4sd org Agenda 21 Chapter 28 Local Authorities Initiatives in Support of Agenda 21 Because so many of the problems and solutions being addressed by Agenda 21 have their roots in local activities the participation and cooperation of local authorities will be a determining factor in fulfilling its objectives Local authorities construct operate and maintain economic social and environmental infrastructure oversee planning processes establish local environmental policies and regulations and assist in implementing national and subnational environmental policies As the level of governance closest to the people they play a vital role in educating mobilizing and responding to the public to promote sustainable development More information http local2012 iclei org Background papers Position papers Joint Messages of Local and Sub national Governments The Future Local and Regional Governments Want Report of Key Ideas and Statements The Future Local and Regional Governments Want Report of Key Ideas and Statements French The Future Local and Regional Governments Want Report of Key Ideas and Statements Spanish Participation of Major Groups Local Authorities Amendments to the Zero Draft 31 May 2012 ICLEI Publishes Local Sustainability Study by Local Authorities 11 May 2012 Fast Facts from Local Authorities on Rio 20 by Local Authorities 10 May 2012 The Committee of the Regions of the European Union 25 April 2012 Contribution of the EU s local and subnational governments to Rio 20 by Local Authorities 23 Apr 2012 Joint Messages of Local and Sub national Governments by Local Authorities 18 Jan 2012 Models for Local Government Organizations LGOs involvement in a strengthened UNEP by Local Authorities 3 Nov 2011 ICLEI s submission to the Rio 20 zero draft by Local Authorities 7 Oct 2011 ICLEI Briefing Sheet Green Urban Economy by Local Authorities 7 Oct 2011 Global Environmental Governance The Role of Local Governments by Local Authorities 1 Oct 2011 Subnational Governments and the Green Economy by Local Authorities 6 Sep 2011 ICLEI Briefing Sheets in Spanish by Local Authorities 5 Sep 2011 ICLEI ThinkPiece by Local Authorities 15 Jun 2011 Local Sustainability 2012 by Local Authorities 15 Jun 2011 ICLEI Rio 20 Briefing Sheet for Local Governments by Local Authorities 15 Jun 2011 ICLEI s Local Action Counter by Local Authorities 5 Jan 2011 ICLEI

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  • Rio+20 : Non-Governmental Organizations
    Zero Draft Participation and acess passes Rio 20 16 Jun 2012 THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT e petition by Non Governmental Organizations 21 May 2012 NEW ISSUE of by Non Governmental Organizations 17 May 2012 Dominican CSO declaration on Rio 20 by Non Governmental Organizations 17 May 2012 CIVICUS interviews Jaehyun Jang from ReDi Korea on Rio 20 by Non Governmental Organizations 4 May 2012 The Caribbean Policy Development Centre CPDC CSO Position paper on Rio 20 Themes and Issues by Non Governmental Organizations 3 May 2012 by Non Governmental Organizations 3 May 2012 Proposals developed by the CIEL on the rights based approach to sustainable development by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Apr 2012 CIVICUS interviews Alice Vincent from the World Future Council by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Apr 2012 CIVICUS interviews Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda of the World YWCA by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Apr 2012 CIVICUS interviews Roberto Bissio of Social Watch by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Apr 2012 Summary Report of the Roundtable Discussion between Civil Society Organisations and Members of the UN Secretary General s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All by Non Governmental Organizations 16 Apr 2012 A NEW ISSUE of OWN THE EDGE NGO MAJOR GROUP NEWSLETTER by Non Governmental Organizations 26 Mar 2012 RIGHTS AT RISK AT UNITED NATIONS E PETITION by Non Governmental Organizations 22 Mar 2012 NGOs Strategy Meeting 3ºIntersessional for Rio 20 by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Mar 2012 CIVICUS interviews Assistant Secretary General and Executive Coordinator of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Elizabeth Thompson by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Mar 2012 CIVICUS interviews Executive Director of Earth Law Center Linda Sheehan by Non Governmental Organizations 19 Mar 2012 CIVICUS interviews the Main Representative to the UN international movement ATD Fourth World Cristina Diez Saguillo by Non Governmental Organizations 28 Feb 2012 Sign the Right to the Future e petition to support Ombudspersons for Future Generations by Non Governmental Organizations 28 Feb 2012 Proposal from World Future Council for a UN Ombudsperson for Future Generations by Non Governmental Organizations 23 Feb 2012 European Economic and Social Committee bold position for Rio 20 by Non Governmental Organizations 22 Feb 2012 Rio 20 ISSUE CLUSTER FACILITATION by Non Governmental Organizations 21 Feb 2012 CIVICUS interview with Chantal Line Carpentier by Non Governmental Organizations 20 Feb 2012 Results from the UNEP XIII Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum by Non Governmental Organizations 17 Feb 2012 Rio 20 ISSUE CLUSTER FACILITATION by Non Governmental Organizations 16 Feb 2012 Rio Environmental Democracy Initiative Principle 10 Google Group by Non Governmental Organizations 15 Feb 2012 NEW issue of OWN the EDGE is online by Non Governmental Organizations 9 Feb 2012 CIVICUS interviews Stakeholder Forum s Executive Director Felix Dodds by Non Governmental Organizations 6 Feb 2012 Report back from Civil Society Workshop on by Non Governmental Organizations 6 Feb 2012 Stakeholder Forum Analysis of the Zero Draft by Non Governmental Organizations 31 Jan 2012 HEADS of STATES RIO 20 Global PETITION by Non Governmental Organizations

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  • Rio+20 : Women
    the women s major group for Rio 2012 The steering committee includes international women s networks working on sustainable development issues ENERGIA International Network on Gender on Sustainable Energy IUCN Gender Department GFC Global Forest Coalition VAM Voices of African Mothers WEDO Women Environment Development Organisation WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future WOCAN Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and NRM Earth Day Networks Earth Care Africa Eco Forum Kazakhstan UNISON Kyrgyzstan Commonweal Black Sea Women Club as well as many other regional and national women and sustainable development organisations Agenda 21 Chapter 24 GLOBAL ACTION FOR WOMEN TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT 24 1 The international community has endorsed several plans of action and conventions for the full equal and beneficial integration of women in all development activities in particular the Nairobi Forward looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women 1 which emphasize women s participation in national and international ecosystem management and control of environment degradation Several conventions including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women General Assembly resolution 34 180 annex and conventions of ILO and UNESCO have also been adopted to end gender based discrimination and ensure women access to land and other resources education and safe and equal employment Also relevant are the 1990 World Declaration on the Survival Protection and Development of Children and the Plan of Action for implementing the Declaration A 45 625 annex Effective implementation of these programmes will depend on the active involvement of women in economic and political decision making and will be critical to the successful implementation of Agenda 21 Participation of Major Groups Women s Amendments to the Zero Draft 28 Jun 2012 Final statement on Rio 20 by Women s Major Group by Women 29 May 2012 On Food Security Water and Energy Women intervention at Rio 20 by Women 2 May 2012 Intervention on women farmers and the right to sexual and reproductive health by Women 2 May 2012 Women present priorities to the Bureau of the Rio 20 conference by Women 2 May 2012 Apply for Women Rio 20 Good Practice Award Before May 17th 2012 by Women 26 Apr 2012 Call to Keep a Target on Women Leadership in Rio 20 by Women 19 Mar 2012 100 Days until Rio 20 Women s priorities for a sustainable and equitable world by Women 10 Feb 2012 French version of the Women s positions for Rio 20 by Women 27 Jan 2012 Great interest for position of women on zero draft by Women 15 Dec 2011 Women s intervention acclaimed by many by Women 3 Nov 2011 Global Women s Submission for the Rio 20 zero draft document by Women 24 Oct 2011 Arab Women Statement on Rio 20 by Women 24 Oct 2011 Africa Women s Major Group Statement on Rio 20 by Women 24 Oct 2011 31 leading Asian women s organisations sign the Asian Women s Statement on Rio 20 by Women 20 Oct 2011

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Industry Major Group 25 Jan 2012 Session II Initial discussions on the zero draft of outcome document Business and Industry 20 Jun 2012 1st plenary meeting Formal Opening United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 Business and Industry Major Group 7 Mar 2011 Session 1 Objective of the Conference 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 18 May 2010 Session 2 Theme 1 of the Conference Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication 1st Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 19 May 2010 Session 4 Theme 2 of the Conference Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development 1st Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 8 Mar 2011 Closing Session 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 8 Mar 2011 INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS Session 3 Theme 2 of the Conference Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 7 Mar 2011 Opening Session 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 7 Mar 2011 Session 2 Theme 1 of the Conference Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication 2nd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development Business and Industry Major Group 30 Apr 2012 Statements Meeting of the UNCSD Bureau with Member States and Major Groups Children Youth 30 Jan 2012 Statements Bureau Meeting with Major groups Children Youth 26 Jan 2012 Session III Initial discussions on the zero draft of outcome document Children Youth Major Group 30 Apr 2012 Statements Meeting of the UNCSD Bureau with Member States and Major Groups Children and Youth 20 Jun 2012 1st

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    side events in the Riocentro Convention Center More information about Major Groups can be found online here Top Q7 I have registered to the Conference is there anything I need to do When you registered you were issued a confirmation letter with a unique reference number Please print that letter and bring to the registration desk in Rio with a valid photo ID or national passport Come as early as possible we open on June 7 See registration hours and further logistic information online here If you do not already have this letter you can print it by following these 3 steps Step 1 Login here Step 2 Click on Registrations and on Rio 20 Step 3 Click on View Confirmation Letter and print Top Q8 My organization is accredited What do I need to do now If you are planning to attend the Rio 20 Conference and its related preparatory meetings you must be pre registered online by 20 May 2012 through an accredited organization in order to check in at the Conference and receive a grounds pass Only holders of an official Conference grounds pass will be able to participate in any official proceedings and side events on the premises Top Q9 How do I get my organization accredited It is now too late to get organizations accredited The deadline to request special accreditation was 20 February and requiring ECOSOC status takes more than a year You may request to be included in your national delegation by contacting the relevant ministry in your government Some UN Member States welcome the inclusion of Major Groups delegates as part of their national delegations to major conferences and summits as a means of facilitating registration and access to official proceedings You can search for your organization s name within the online database of NGOs holding consultative status with ECOSOC a consolidated list is also available online here If your organization is on the CSD Roster it will be listed online here To confirm if your organization was accredited in the WSSD check online here Organizations that received a special accreditation for Rio 20 can be found online here If your organization is not found on any of those four lists but you believe it is accredited please contact the NGO Branch directly here Top Q10 My organization has requested special accreditation for Rio 20 but we have not heard anything should I worry On May 22 the United Nations General Assembly endorsed a decision A 66 L 44 to specially accredit more than 800 non governmental organizations to the Rio 20 Conference all those recommended by the Secretariat in Annex I All accredited organizations had until 27 May 2012 to register participants to attend the Conference Pre registration is REQUIRED for everyone to access the Riocentro convention center including for the Third PrepCom official side events the Sustainable Development Dialogues and the Rio 20 Conference itself The original 20 May deadline was extended until 27 May 2012 Pre registration is now closed Top Q11 How can my organization participate in the Preparatory Meetings leading up to Rio 20 The following Rio 20 formal preparatory events have been scheduled Third round of informal informal negotiations on the zero draft of the UNCSD outcome document New York 29 May 02 June 2012 3rd Meeting of the UNCSD Preparatory Committee Rio de Janeiro 13 15 June 2012 You can find a draft program of work for the Prepcom online here The deadline for registration for this Preparatory Committee meeting is automatic upon registration for Rio 20 and was 27 May 2012 Top Q12 I heard there is a second level of accreditation for participation how do I get these No other accreditation is necessary There will be a limited number of spaces in the plenary room where the Conference will be held as well as for participation in the roundtables For these events secondary passes will be distributed through the Major groups Organizing partners To find out how to contact the Organizing Partners access online here according to your Major Group sector Please note these passes will be very limited and a process and criteria are being developed by Major Groups organizing partners to ensure a regional gender and north south balance in an inclusive and transparent way You can find a draft program of work for the Conference online here Top Q13 What is ECOSOC consultative status Consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council ECOSOC is granted to non governmental organizations NGOs upon recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs which is comprised of 19 UN Member States After meeting certain criteria and demonstrating that their work is relevant to the aims and purposes of the UN those NGOs acquire consultative status with ECOSOC which entitles them to send representatives to attend intergovernmental meetings convened by ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies such as the Commission on Sustainable Development CSD ECOSOC consultative status is also required for participating in meetings of the Rio 20 Preparatory Committee The list of organizations currently in consultation with ECOSOC can be found here Top Q14 What is the CSD Roster In 1992 under an ad hoc arrangement established for the 1 378 NGOs that were accredited to the UNCED conference in Rio de Janeiro known as the Earth Summit a list of 539 organizations not holding ECOSOC consultative status was drawn up for placement on the CSD Roster to enable them to attend meetings and participate subsequently in the work of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development CSD without necessarily obtaining full ECOSOC consultative status ECOSOC decision 1993 220 By ECOSOC decision 1996 302 26 July 1996 it was decided that those 539 NGOs without ECOSOC consultative status but placed on the CSD Roster for the purpose of the work of the CSD would be accorded expedited consideration to obtain ECOSOC consultative status at the Roster Level only upon completion of a simple request form submitted to the Committee on NGOs if they wished to expand their participation in the work of the Council In 2001 the Committee on NGOs amended the 1996 provision by ECOSOC decision 2001 295 which stipulated that organizations wishing to establish a relationship with ECOSOC would have to go through the same application process as all other organizations requesting consultative status with the sole provision that the Committee on NGOs would still undertake consideration of those applications as expeditiously as possible No new organizations have been added to the CSD Roster since its creation Top Q15 What about the NGOs that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development In 2002 737 organizations were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development WSSD in Johannesburg South Africa list available online here WSSD accreditation was granted on a temporary basis however the UN General Assembly decision 66 544 invited WSSD accredited NGOs to participate in the Rio 20 process and they are thereby invited to pre register for the Conference online here by 20 May 2012 Top Q16 How do I apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC Information on applying for consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council ECOSOC is available online here You can also contact the UNDESA NGO Branch online here Top Q17 What if I do not belong to an organization Can individuals participate Unless you are affiliated with an accredited NGO non governmental organization or IGO inter governmental organization or you are part of a national government delegation UN rules do not allow an individual to participate in official meetings in one s own personal capacity You can contribute to the conference however See Question 25 below Top Q18 How can experts from the academic world participate The Rio 20 process adheres to the structure of Major Groups that was outlined in Agenda 21 The Rio 20 process adheres to the structure of Major Groups that was outlined in Agenda 21 Experts from the fields of science technology and education must be affiliated with an accredited organization You may query the database of accredited organizations online here You may also wish to contact the Major Groups organizing partners for the Scientific and Technological Community or the Non governmental Organizations sector You can also participate in the Forum on Science Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development held in Rio from 11 15 June Top Q19 I am the mayor of a city How can I participate The Rio 20 process adheres to the structure of Major Groups that was outlined in Agenda 21 UN accreditation for local authorities such as mayors municipal leaders and other authorities at the sub national level must be members of accredited organizations for example collective unions such as ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability or United Cities and Local Governments the two organizing partner organizations for the Local Authorities sector in order to pre register online for the Conference and its preparatory meetings You may query the database of accredited organizations online here but you would be advised to contact the Major Groups organizing partners for the Local Authorities sector You can take part in the Global Town Hall 18 22 June in Rio Top Q20 I represent a private company Can I participate The Rio 20 process adheres to the structure of Major Groups that was outlined in Agenda 21 Private sector entities must be members of accredited organizations for example International Chamber of Commerce or World Business Council on Sustainable Development both members of the temporary coalition of business and industry under the Business Action for Sustainable Development to pre register online for the Conference and its preparatory meetings You may query the database of accredited organizations online here but you would be advised to contact the Major Groups organizing partners for the Business and Industry sector for more information The UNGC is organizing a Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio from June 15 18 that you are welcomed to take part in You can also take part in the Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012 BASD Business Day on 19 June BASD aims to represent the constructive business voice in the United Nations RIO 20 process Top Q21 How can journalists and other media representatives participate Media representatives intending to cover the Rio 20 process and its related preparatory meetings can contact UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit via telephone at 1 212 963 6934 6937 or by email at malu un org You can also find information about media accreditation for Rio 20 online here If you would like to arrange interview with Major groups and other stakeholders please contact the Rio 20 Major Groups Media Liaison at earthmedia gmail com Top Q22 My organization holds consultative status with ECOSOC but we have not received an invitation letter to participate in Rio 20 and its related preparatory meetings Do we need one The deadline for pre registration was 27 May 2012 Top Q23 Is there any funding available to support my organization s participation in the Rio 20 preparatory process Funding for Major Groups participants is extremely limited In the event that funding becomes available participants are selected with due consideration for representation from developing countries particularly least developed countries and in full consultation with the official Major Groups organising partners In all other cases your organization is responsible for arranging your accommodations and travel including within metropolitan Rio de Janeiro Top Q24 How many representatives are allowed to register The UN encourages broad participation and representation from Major Groups and other stakeholders in the Rio 20 process Presently there is no policy to limit to the number of representatives each accredited organization can register However should there be concerns regarding the safety and security of the official Rio 20 venue the Secretariat of the Conference reserves the right to deny and or restrict the access to the Convention Center and to any of the pavilions or to request registered participants to leave the premises Top Q25 My organization is not accredited but I am interested in contributing to the Rio 20 process how can I do so Accreditation to the UN is not a prerequisite for active and effective participation in the field of sustainable development There are a number of ways by which you can participate the Rio 20 process including submitting case studies registering partnerships and participating in the national preparatory processes Requests for these types of participation are typically posted on the official Rio 20 website and are regularly shared with the Major Groups organizing partners for distribution within their networks To find out how to contact the Organizing Partners access online here according to your Major Group sector If you are not already in close contact with the organizing partners for your Major Groups sector you are advised to connect with them as soon as possible in order to receive the latest information and updates We also would strongly encourage you to post news of your activities and related publications in support of Rio 20 on the official Rio 20 website Modern communication technologies are also allowing you to support the conference from a far While not everyone is able to attend and participate in Rio 20 live in person social media sites like Facebook and Twitter allow for remote participation from all around the world Join the global conversation on twitter by tweeting us UN Rioplus20 with hashtag Rioplus20 or Futurewewant For complete coverage of the conference including logistical information updates and anything else you may need to know like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter The Sustainable Development Dialogues is an instrument developed by the Brazilian government that increases and improves the participation of non government actors in the Conference convening global experts from academia civil society private sector and the media to define practical recommendations that will be taken directly to the Heads of State and Government during the High Level Segment of Rio 20 More information on how to participate can be found online here Individuals can also contribute to Rio 20 through the United Nations Volunteer program VolunteerActionCounts The campaign gives individuals like yourself along with communities and organizations a chance to show what you are doing for the future of our planet and generations to come The results of all these volunteer actions will be presented at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 in Brazil The campaign will make your actions count at Rio 20 Rio 20 is a conference about implementation and an important part of that is making and delivering commitments Everybody therefore is encouraged to make voluntary commitments to deliver concrete results for sustainable development Commitments are invited from various stakeholders including business and industry other Major Group organizations associations academic institutions philanthropic organizations UN entities partnerships involving more than one stakeholder and Member States These will be compiled into an online compendium of commitments on the Rio 20 website Organizers of side events at Rio 20 are also strongly encouraged to register commitments that result from outcomes of their side events Get your commitments online now Top Q26 My organization would like to use visual recording equipment at the PrepCom and Intersessional meetings What is required Video and photo recordings of plenary sessions or press conferences are reserved exclusively for accredited media However it might be possible for Major Groups delegates to record or take pictures of other meetings such as side events provided their equipment is small no tripods allowed and that they film from their seats in order not to disrupt the event Delegates intending to record meetings should contact the event organizers in advance The conference officer responsible for the meeting will inform UN Safety and Security of any interference arising from the presence of disruptive equipment or devices Top Q27 How do I hold a side event at Rio 20 On site side events More than 500 on site side events sponsored by Governments Major Groups UN system entities and other Inter Governmental Organizations will be organized during 3rd Meeting of the UNCSD Preparatory Committee 13 15 June 2012 Four Days of Dialogue on Sustainable Development 16 19 June 2012 and The UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 20 22 June 2012 The on site side events will take place inside RioCentro Convention Center and will be coordinated by the UNCSD Secretariat Please click here for the preliminary programme of on site side events All you speakers have to be pre registered otherwise contact the side event team here Only holders of an official Conference grounds pass will be able to participate in any official proceedings and events on the premises Off site events Additionally there are opportunities for stakeholders to organize UNCSD related activities outside RioCentro Convention Center so called off site events in various venues throughout metropolitan Rio de Janeiro More information regarding arrangements for off site events will be available in the coming days Top Q28 How do I register for a SD Learning event at Rio 20 SD Learning is a capacity building event consisting of multiple courses on crucial aspects of sustainable development The courses aim at providing participants with practical knowledge and hands on training from experts around the world More information about SD Learning including the schedule of course is available online here Space is limited so you are advised to apply for participation well in advance Applications can be made online at the SD Learning website starting from 23 May 2012 The deadline for applying to participate in the courses of the SD learning is was 3 June 2012 Only holders of an official Conference grounds pass will be able to participate in any official proceedings and events on the premises Top Q29 How can I participate in Partnerships events in Rio General Assembly resolution 66 197 calls for a Partnerships Forum to be organized as an official part of Rio 20 during 20 21 and 22 June 2012 The overall objective of the Partnerships Forum is to build on the mandate

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    consultation with ECOSOC Organizations on the CSD Roster Organizations accredited to the WSSD If you still can t find your organization on any of those lists but you believe it is accredited please contact the NGO Branch directly Top How can my organization register for the Rio 20 Conference Registration for accredited NGOs and other Major Groups organizations is now open online here All accredited organizations may register for Rio 20 online by 20 May 2012 There will be no more registration accepted after that date Organizations that are not accredited to the UN have a one time opportunity to accredit themselves to Rio 20 but they must do it before 20 February 2012 The UN will notify everyone about Rio 20 accreditation at the end of March 2012 Top What if I am not part of an organization Can individuals participate No only representatives of accredited organizations like NGOs can participate in Rio 20 UN rules do not allow an individual to participate in official meetings in one s own personal capacity However there are many ways for individuals especially children and youth to participate in events related to Rio 20 happening all over the world Many of these events are important opportunities for civil society and Major Groups to meet and organize their efforts Have a look at the calendar of meetings on the official Rio 20 website Everyone is free to upload a relevant activity to the calendar the more the better For more ideas on sharing your perspectives here are some of the organizations who are working in various ways to support young people taking action and making sure their voices are heard at the highest levels To participate in Rio 20 or local simulations Rio 20s One of the organizing partner organizations of the Major Group for Children and Youth Take a look at the youth participation guide that can answer many of your questions about the official Rio 20 process MyCity 20 Organizes model UN debates on the issues of sustainable development to raise awareness and encourage young people to take action at the community level UNEP Tunza Will bring talented youth leaders to Rio 20 Youth Blast Whether you are in Rio de Janeiro or at home you can participate in person or online Video Conferences Earth Child International will be organizing a series of video conferences between children worldwide to share their perspectives with each other both before and during Rio 20 Official Youth Delegates You may be able to speak to your government about the importance of having youth and children as a part of the official country delegation UN Programme on Youth European Youth Forum and other groups are working to encourage more governments to bring official youth delegates To take action at the community level identify sustainable development issues in your life and discuss them with your peers UN Habitat I m a city changer Youth XChange Join UNEP UNESCO to get many ideas on how to take action in your own community around questions of sustainable consumption and production UNICEF Map your community s environmental issues organize community roundtables to discuss with community leaders a common vision for The Future We Want create community art to share the vision create an action plan to get there and launch actions in your neighborhood with support from local organizations For more information visit UNICEF s Future We Want Toolkit WAGGGS Consultation guide can help you organize a conversation and training with other young people about sustainable development WAGGGS also has guides to climate change action that include many of the themes of Rio 20 GEEBiz Share your great green business idea and showcase the green economy that is already being built by young people today Rio YOU Campaign to raise awareness and get people to take action in their community leading to Global Day of Action on April 22 Plant for the Planet Become a Climate Justice Ambassador by participating in a Plant for the Planet Academy in your country And if there is none get in touch and we will help you organize one To share your perspectives on sustainable development Official Rio 20 website Share your photos of what a sustainable lifestyle would look like send a message to Rio 20 support other peoples ideas and pledge your support to the Conference Future We Want Join the global conversation add your image story thoughts or video to tell the world about a sustainable future Global Youth Music Contest Create a song and video that share your thoughts on Rio 20 and sustainable development Winners will perform at Rio 20 Connect4Climate Share photos and videos of sustainable development issues and solutions from your local area on the World Bank Connect4Climate site ScenaRIO A global consultation is taking place to interview thousands of young people See how you can help or have your voice heard Road to Rio 20 Coalition of over 60 partner organizations weaving together a youth led movement to realize the potential of the Earth Summit 2012 Supporting Rio YOU and MyCity 20 but also engaging in online mobilization efforts through our comms channels Top Can people from the academic world participate Participating in Rio 20 is much easier if you are part of the Major Groups see above If you are from a school a university a research institution or any other type of academic organization you can join one of the Major Groups relevant to your work Others in the Major Group can probably help you with accreditation and registration for Rio 20 see above A few of the Major Groups sectors that draw expertise from the academic world are the Scientific and Technological Community Non governmental Organizations NGOs Farmers Those are just a few suggestions but really you are free to join any of the Top I represent a private company Can I participate Absolutely But you must remember that only accredited organizations may participate in Rio 20 and only Non governmental Organizations NGOs

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    business Sign In The Rio 20 negotiations came to a successful conclusion on 22 June 2012 The Future We Want All Stakeholders were during the Rio 20 process encouraged and welcome to sign in to the Rio 20 website to share their work The Rio 20 website is no longer being updated with new information The follow up to Rio 20 is through the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform available at

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