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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 Monday, 26 March, 2012

Delegates convened on Monday, 26 March, for the UNCSD’s third Intersessional Meeting, resuming their discussions under the “informal informal” consultations held the previous week. The group spent the entire day and evening exchanging further views and input on the zero draft.

Annabella Rosemberg, Workers and Trade Unions, Brice Lalonde, Rio+20 Co-Executive Coordinator and Chantal Line Carpentier, Division for Sustainable Development during a meeting of Major Groups with the Rio+20 Executive Coordinators (Photo: Luis Flores, Consumers International)
Coverage of Selected Side Events
Web archives: 19 March * 20 March * 21 March * 22 March * 23 March * 26 March

Delegates during the negotiations

Delegates from Mexico and the US
Vice-Chair Paolo Soprano, Co-Chair Kim Sook, and Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development
 

A view of the room during the negotiations

The Russian Federation
Luiz Machado, Brazil, and Co-Chair John Ashe
 

Delegates from the Holy See, Brazil and Switzerland

Jim McLay, New Zealand (right)
Delegates from the Canadian delegation
 
Yousef N. Zeidon, Palestine
The Palestinian delegation speaking to Co-Chair Kim Sook
 
Mourad Benmehidi, Algeria, and Luiz Machado, Brazil
Singapore speaking for the G-77/China
 

A view of the dais during the morning session

Ihab Gamaleldin, Egypt, and Farrukh Khan, Pakistan
Delegates from the US and the Republic of Korea
 
Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, and Denis Zdorov, Belarus
Lucas Assunção, UNCTAD, Aaron Cosbey, IISD, and Aniket Ghai, UNEP
 

Delegates from Singapore, Uruguay and Argentina

Kenza Robinson, UN Water, and Kimo Goree, Director, IISD Reporting Services
UNCSD Secretary General Sha Zukang and Co-Chair John Ashe
 
Delegates from Mexico and the Russian Federation
Damaso Luna, Mexico, and Paula Caballero, Colombia
 
Rio+20 Executive Coordinators meet with Major Groups

A view of the crowded room during the meetings with the Executive Coordinators and Major Groups (Photo: Chantal line Carpentier, DESA)

Consulting before the meeting begins (Photos: Luis Flores, Consumers International)
A view of the room during the meeting
 
UNCCD Press Conference: Moving to a Land Degradation Neutral World

Dan Shepherd, UN DPI, Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary, and Leila Lopes, Miss Universe and UNCCD Drylands Ambassador

Leila Lopes is formally recognized as UNCCD Drylands Ambassador
Ismael A. Gaspar Martins, Angolan Ambassador to the UN, Leila Lopez and Luc Gnacadja
 
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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
*UNCSD-L - 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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