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Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

7-8 March 2011 | UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
Highlights for Tuesday, 8 March 2011
The Second Preparatory Committee meeting for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio 2012) met  on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 at UN Headquarters in New York for the second and final day. Delegates discussed the institutional framework for sustainable development throughout the day. Late in the afternoon, delegates adopted by consensus the draft decision on the draft outcome document.

Co-Chair Park, in closing the meeting, said the next steps include: making a Co-Chair’s summary available by the end of next week, the Bureau’s preparation of a zero draft outcome document, five regional preparatory meetings, and events organized by more than 10 countries. He declared PrepCom 2 closed at 6:41 pm.
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Brazil discusses the preparations for Rio 2012.
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Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP.
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David Woollcombe, Peace Child International.
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Cuba.
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Felix Dodds, Stakeholder Forum.
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Faye Leone (IISD) and Stephan Contius (Germany).
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Johannes Kresbach (Austria) and Jiri Hlavácek (Czech Republic) carefully examining the draft.
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Related Links
Rio+20 resources
*UN Conference on Sustainable Development website
*Organization of work
*Secretary-General’s report for the Second preparatory committee meeting - unedited advanced copy
*Synthesis Report on Best Practices and Lessons Learned on the Objective and Themes of the Conference - Note by the Secretariat, Advanced unedited copy
*Questionnaires for the Synthesis Report
*Co-Chairs’ Summary of the First preparatory committee meeting

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD, 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS Summary and Analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for UNCSD, 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, 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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