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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
Highlights for Saturday, 2 June 2012

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.

WG II dais huddle
Delegates conferred with the Co-Chair and secretariat during Working Group II.
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Plenary
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.
Smiles at Co-Chair's remarks

UNCSD Secretary-General Sha Zukang smiled at Co-Chair Kim's remarks.

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Working Group I
WG I Dais

The dais during Working Group I.

A delegate from Australia
A delegate from Australia reported on the group on oceans and desertification.
Charles Barber
Facilitator Charles Barber, US, reported on the group on food, biodiversity, forests, mountains, and water.
France Jacovella
Facilitator France Jacovella, Canada, reported on the group on health, cities and transport.
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.
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Working Group II
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.
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Informal Splinter Groups
IFSD Group

Informal group on IFSD.

Cities, health and transport group

Informal group on cities, health and transport.

Disasters group

Informal group on disasters.

Chemicals group
Informal group on chemicals.
Water group
Informal group on water.
MOI group

Informal group on means of implementation.

Gender and education group

Informal group on gender and education.

Multi-topic group

Informal group on mountains, forests, biodiversity and food security.

SDG group

Informal group on sustainable development goals.

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Around the Third Round
Delegates by stairs
Delegates conferred by stairs.
Book Launch
Maurice Strong, Michael Strauss and Felix Dodds launched their book, Only One Earth - The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development.
Patricia Lerner
Patricia Lerner, Greenpeace International, took a picture...
Irina Anstentieva
... of Irina Anstentieva, World Assembly of Women.
Valérie Bruell-Melchior
Valérie Bruell-Melchior, Monaco, greeted Maurice Strong.
Delegates in corridors
Delegates conferred in the corridors.
Delegates with poster
Delegates with a Rio+20 poster posed for a photo, just not this one.
Maurice Strong and Andrey Vavilov
Maurice Strong and Andrey Vavilov shared a laugh.
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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*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
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*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
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*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)
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*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
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*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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