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Third Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20)

29 May - 2 June 2012 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

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Rio+20
Summary of Highlights, May 29 - June 2
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Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, addressed delegates on Tuesday afternoon.
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Highlights for Tuesday, 29 May

Delegates to the third round of “informal informal” consultations on the zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) convened at UN Headquarters, New York, for the first day of their five-day session. Negotiations took place in two Working Groups throughout the day and during night sessions. In addition, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed delegates in the afternoon.

Full web coverage available here: 29 May

WG II Dais shot

The dais during Working Group II.

France Jacovella
France Jacovella, Canada.
Sibylle Vermont
Sibylle Vermont, Switzerland.
Nobuharu Imanishi
Nobuharu Imanishi, Japan.
Ban Ki-Moon's address

Delegates listening to Ban Ki-moon's address.

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Highlights for Wednesday, 30 May

Delegates to the third round of UNCSD informal consultations continued negotiating in two Working Groups and a number of informal groups throughout the day and during night sessions. Working Group I considered Chemicals and Waste, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Mining, Education, Promoting Green Jobs, Oceans, Small Island Developing States, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Gender. Working Group II discussed text on “Engaging Major Groups and Other Stakeholders” in the section on renewing commitment, and discussed the sections on Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development.

Full web coverage available here: 30 May

WG I dais shot

The dais during Working Group I.

Tlou Ramaru
Tlou Ramaru, South Africa.
Nozipho Wright
Nozipho Wright, speaking for women.
Remi Parmentier
Remi Parmentier, The Varda Group, speaking for the NGO Major Group Ocean Cluster.
Room shot
Delegates during Working Group I.
Brittany Baschuk and Joan Yang
Brittany Baschuk, Pew Environment Group, and Joan Yang, Nauru.
Chemicals/wastes group.

Mexico facilitated consultations on chemicals and wastes.

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Highlights for Thursday, 31 May

Delegates to the third round of UNCSD informal consultations continued negotiating in two Working Groups and a number of informal groups throughout the day and during night sessions. Working Group I considered sustainable development goals and means of implementation, including finance, technology transfer, and capacity building. Working Group II discussed the institutional framework for sustainable development, including the status of ECOSOC, UNEP, CSD, multilateral environmental agreements, and other relevant institutions.

Full web coverage available here: 31 May

Water group

Informal group on water, facilitated by Iceland.

Amit Narang
Amit Narang, India.
Alice Abreu
Alice Abreu, speaking for the Scientific and Technological Community.
Mika Tan
Mika Tan, speaking for Children and Youth.
Oceans group

Informal group on oceans, facilitated by Australia.

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Highlights for Friday, 1 June

Delegates to the third round of UNCSD informal consultations continued negotiating in two Working Groups and a number of informal groups throughout the day. Informal group facilitators reported on progress achieved thus far in late night sessions of the Working Groups.

Full web coverage available here: 1 June

Dámaso Luna Corona
Dámaso Luna Corona, Mexico, reported on informals on chemicals.
Charles Barber
Charles Barber, US, reported on informals on forests, mountains, and water.
Farrukh Khan
Farrukh Khan, Pakistan, for the G-77/China.
Selwin Hart
Selwin Hart, Barbados, reported on informals on Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, and means of implementation.
Thibault Devanlay
Thibault Devanlay, EU, reported on informals on poverty eradication and jobs.
EC and Elfriede More
A European Commission delegate with Elfriede More, Austria.
Delegates conferred
Delegates conferred in the evening.
Gender/education group
Informal Group on Education and Gender.
IFSD group
Informal Group on IFSD.
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Highlights for Saturday, 2 June

On Saturday, the third round of “informal informal” negotiations on the draft outcome document for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) drew to a close. In the morning and afternoon, delegates continued to meet in multiple informal groups, discussing outstanding areas of divergence on a number of topics. The Working Groups resumed later in the afternoon to receive progress updates, and then met for a joint closing session. The meeting was adjourned by Co-Chair Kim at 5:45pm.

Full web coverage available here: 2 June

Plenary dais

The dais during plenary.

Sha Zukang
UNCSD Secretary-General Sha Zukang.
Co-Chair Kim Sook
Co-Chair Amb. Kim Sook, Republic of Korea.
Christian Desroches
Facilitator Christian Desroches, Canada, reported on the group on mining.
Harald Neple
Facilitator Amb. Harald Neple, Norway, reported on the group on gender and education.
Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Lloyd Russell-Moyle, Children and Youth.
Stephanie Aktipis
Stephanie Aktipis, US.
Norway
Facilitator Marianne Loe, Norway, reported on the IFSD splinter group.
Pedro Andrade
Pedro Andrade, Brazil, for the G-77/China.
Delegates with poster
Delegates with a Rio+20 poster posed for a photo, just not this one.
Valérie Bruell-Melchior
Valérie Bruell-Melchior, Monaco, greeted Maurice Strong.
Sergei Martynov, Belarus
Sergei Martynov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belarus.
Delegates with laptop
Participants shared a laptop.
ENB team photo
Your Earth Negotiations Bulletin team for the Third Round of Rio+20 Zero Draft negotiations: (L-R) Andrey Vavilov, writer, Russia; Anna Schulz, writer, US; Peter Wood, team leader, Canada; Elsa Tsioumani, writer, Greece; Dan Birchałl, digital editor, US. Absent on team photo day: Lynn Wagner, co-team leader, US.
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*Zero draft document
*Compilation document

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 23 April - 4 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Second Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 23 April - 4 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 19-23 and 26-27 March 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 19-23 and 26-27 March 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Initial Discussions on the “zero draft” of the outcome document for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 25-27 January 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 15-16 December 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS summary report of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 1-2 December 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 African Regional Preparatory Process, 20-25 October 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Asia Pacific Region, 19-20 October 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Arab Region, 16-17 October 2011, Cairo, Egypt
IISD RS coverage of the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, 21-23 September 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan
*IISD RS coverage of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, 7-9 September 2011, Santiago, Chile
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Pacific Countries, 21-22 July 2011, Apia, Samoa (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Countries, 7-8 July 2011, Mahé, Seychelles (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean, 20 June 2011, Georgetown, Guyana (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Keeping the Green Economy Blue: A Workshop in Preparation for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 29 April 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 7-8 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 26 August - 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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