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1. Rio+20 The UN conference on Sustainable Development. Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D. Major groups programme coordinator DESA-DSD, Rio+20 Secretariat. 2. Objective. Secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development

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    1. 1 Rio+20The UN conference on Sustainable Development • Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D. • Major groups programme coordinator • DESA-DSD, Rio+20 Secretariat

    2. 2 Objective • Secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development • assessing progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on SD • addressing new and emerging challenges • UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution (A/RES/64/236)

    3. 3 Thematic focus • Include: • a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; • the institutional framework for sustainable development

    4. 4 Major groups • Major groups and civil society are referred to in 8 of the 29 paragraphs of the GA resolution calling for the UN CSD in Rio in 2012 • At all levels of the process, nationally regionally and globally including at the conference

    5. Children and Youth Business and Industry Scientific and Technological Community Major Groups Non-Governmental Organizations Local Authorities Indigenous People Workers and Trade Unions Women Farmers 5

    6. 6 The road map to Rio • Outcome document • Other Major groups input and activities • Participation in the Conference

    7. 7 Process for outcome document • Inputs received from all, by Nov 1 at uncsd2012@un.org • National and regional Prep meetings input • Bureau prepares a compilation document by Dec 15-16 intersessional • Serves as basis for zero-draft by early Jan • Discussion of zero-draft in 3 days meeting in Jan • One week of informal informals in each of Feb, March and April to further discuss draft outcome

    8. 8 Regional Preparatory Meetings • Latin America and Caribbean Region, ECLAC7-9 Sep 2011, Santiago, Chile http://www.eclac.cl/rio20 • Africa Region, ECA and partners20-25 Oct 2011 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, akol@un.org • The Arab Region, ESCWA and partners16-17 Oct 2011 , Cairo, Egypt, majdalani@un.org • Asia Pacific Region, ESCAP19-20 Oct 2011 , Seoul, Republic of South Korea • UNESCAP@un.org • North America, W,C,&E Europe Region, ECE1 Dec 2011 - 2 Dec 2011 , Geneva, Switzerland • marco.keiner@unece.org

    9. 9 Training and opportunities to dialogue • DESA DSD with Stakeholder Forum with support from EU offers Rio+20 training • Alongside all Regional Prep meetings, DPI conference, & several other preparatory meetings • In partnership with Regional Commission, NGLS and other agencies and programmes • UNEP also holds consultations

    10. 10 Regional capacity building workshops • Latin America and Caribbean Region, ECLAC6 Sept 2011, Santiago, Chile http://www.eclac.cl/rio20 • Africa Region, ECA and partners19 Oct 2011 , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, akol@un.org • The Arab Region, ESCWA and partners15 Oct 2011 , Cairo, Egypt,majdalani@un.org • Asia Pacific Region, ESCAP16 Oct 2011 , Seoul, Republic of South Korea • UNESCAP@un.org, lovoi@un.org • North America, W,C,&E Europe Region, ECE30 Nov, Geneva, Switzerland • marco.keiner@unece.org

    11. 11 Road-map to Rio 2011 2012 • Fall • Regional Preparatory meetings (RPMs) (see next slide) • November 1 • input to compilation document • 15-16 December • Second Intersessional, UN Headquarters, NY • Jan 3 days meeting, NY • Negotiations on zero-draft 13-17 Feb, 19-23 March, 30 April 4 May • Third Intersessional, NY 26-27 March • 28-30, May • Third prep-com, Rio, Brazil • 31 May- 3 June Thematic days • 4-6 June, Rio+20 conference, Rio

    12. 12 Other initiatives in support of Rio+20 • WEB Tools • all major groups and other relevant stakeholders can post documents, initiatives, petitions, meetings etc. on official web site.. • By contacting your Major Groups Organizing Partners or, • If initiative does not fit neatly into one major groups sector email UNCSD2012@un.orgto get a username/password • www.uncsd2012.org/rio20 major groups tab

    13. 13 Organizing Partners • 1 to 3 per major groups • Contact info available at: • http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=35

    14. 14 Participating into the conference

    15. 15 Registration • Still hopeful accreditation process will be launched this fall • Registration for the Conference has not been open yet. Information will appear at http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=90 • Registration for RIMs and capacity building workshops visit our web site and contact regional commissions

    16. 16 Major groups & other stakeholder participation in Rio+20 • 4 days of thematic meetings for non-governmental actors in Rio, 31 May-3 June • These are expected to lead to partnerships & launching of initiatives • Side events, partnership fairs and others are being planned, visit the web site for call for submissions (to be posted soon)

    17. 17 Emerging priorities • Food security; sustainable agriculture • Climate security • Access to energy, clean energy • Water security and access • Ocean – blue economy • Green urban economies/ecocities • Sustainable consumption and production

    18. Informal actors in the green economy • Green economy; degrowth; distributive growth; global transition; holistic growth; Inclusive; green and responsible economies; deglobalization; human right-based economies

    19. 19 Informal actors inInstitutional Framework for Sustainable Development • Strengthen CSD to strengthen sustainable development throughout the entire UN system • Upgrade CSD to permanent Council Level • Need to further develop and strengthen support functions within the UN system and at national level • Upgrade UNEP to a UN Specialised Agency or World Environmental Organization