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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20)

19-23 and 26-27 March 2012 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

Rio+20

Highlights from Friday, 23 March, 2012

Delegates continued their first reading of Section V (Framework for Action and Follow-up) of the zero draft, addressing chemicals and wastes, sustainable consumption and production, education, gender equality, private sector, sustainable innovation and investment, correct price signals, mining, accelerating and measuring progress, and finance, science and technology, capacity building, trade and registry/compendium of commitments. Many consultations and side events also took place throughout the day.

Negotiators moved to Conference Room 3 on Friday, and completed a first reading of the draft outcome document
Coverage of Selected Side Events
Web archives: 19 March * 20 March * 21 March * 22 March * 23 March * 26 March * 27 March

Delegates during the negotiations

Selwin Hart, Barbados, and Paula Caballero, Colombia
Delegates from Cape Verde (left and center) and New Zealand (right)
 

Brahim Yacoub Adiker, Chad, and Ihab Gamaleldin, Egypt

Delegates of the Holy See
 

NGOs hold a meeting to discuss strategy

Brazilian delegates: Luis Machado, Maria Ikeda and Raphael Azeredo
The United States intervening in Plenary
 
Representatives of the Women's Major Group speaking with members of the US delegation
Representatives of the Women's Major Group speaking with Ihab Gamaleldin, Egypt
 
Representatives of the Women's Major Group speaking with the US delegation
Mexico intervening during the negotiations
 
Riyad Mansour, Palestinian Ambassador to the UN (left), speaking to the Co-Chairs
 
Delegates from Nigeria
Khalid Abuleif and Aysar Tayeb, Saudi Arabia
 

Farrukh Khan, Pakistan, negotiating for the G-77/China

Delegates in the plenary
The Nigerian delegation
 
Patricia Chaves, Division for Sustainable Development, and Javier Diaz Carmona, Costa Rica
Hugo Schally, EU
 

Delegates from Kazakhstan, Madagascar and Greece

Vijai Sharma of India (left)
The Norwegian delegation
 
Delegates from Saudi Arabia
 
Roads from Rio Book Signing
Co-editor Lynn Wagner with Kimo Goree, Director, IISD Reporting Services
Co-editors Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner
 
Dick Ballhorn, Ottawa, Canada, (Formerly Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada), Jim Sniffen, UNEP, and Stephanie Atkipas and Rebecca Webber, US
 
Paul Horsman, Greenpeace, Remi Parmentier, Varda Group, and Kimo Goree, IISD Reporting Services
 
 
 
 
 
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Related Links
UNCSD or Rio+20 resources
*Informal-Informal meeting website
*Programme of side events
*Third Intersessional Meeting website
*Zero Draft
*Compilation document

IISD RS resources
*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
*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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