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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean

7-9 September 2011 | Santiago, Chile

Highlights for Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Rio+20
ECLACThe UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean convened on Wednesday, 7 September, at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. Approximately 250 representatives from governments, international organizations, major groups and civil society met with the goal of producing a declaration comprising the region’s desired outcomes from Rio+20.

In the morning, the opening plenary included messages by, among others: Executive Secretary of ECLAC Alicia Bárcena; Fernando Schmidt, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chile; Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil; and Elizabeth Thompson, Co-Executive Coordinator for UNCSD. In a precedent setting move, representatives of major groups made statements prior to the opening statements by country delegates.

In the afternoon, delegates elected officers, adopted the agenda and began discussion of progress made to date and remaining gaps in the implementation of Agenda 21, adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. They also heard reports on subregional preparatory meetings, including on the: Central American Commission on Environment and Development (CCAD) / Central American Integration System (SICA) Cross-sectoral Consultation on the Environment-Foreign Affairs - Towards Rio+20, held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, from 27 - 29 June 2011; and the Subregional Preparatory Meeting for UNCED for the Caribbean, held in Georgetown, Guyana, on 20 June 2011. Colombia presented the proposal by Guatemala and Colombia on “Rio+20: Sustainable Development Objectives.” The session closed at 7:47 pm and the meeting will resume in the morning.
Geneva, Switzerland
A view of the Raúl Prebisch meeting hall during the opening ceremony.
Daily highlights (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
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L-R: Antonio Prado, Deputy Executive Secretary, ECLAC, and Fernando Schmidt, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Chile
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Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC
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Luiz Albero Figueiredo Machado, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil
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Major groups. L-R: Paola Vasconi Reca, NGOs, and Florence Karine Laloë, Local Authorities.
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Participants during the opening ceremony.
 
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Major groups. L-R: Adrián Contursi-Reynoso, Children and Youth, and Marcos Terena, Indigenous Peoples.
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L-R: Cecilia Iglesias, NGOs, and Florence Karine Laloë, Local Authorities
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L-R: Brice Lalonde, Co-Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD; John Ashe, Co-Chair of the Bureau for the Preparatory Process of the UNCSD; and Elizabeth Thompson, Co-Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD
 
Related Links
Meeting resources
*UN Conference on Sustainable Development website
*Meeting website
*Information about the meeting and documents
*Programme of work
*Provisional Agenda of the Meeting of the Member Countries of the Rio de Janeiro Platform for Action on the Road to Johannesburg 2002: Latin America and the Caribbean in Preparation for Rio de Janeiro 2012
*Annotated provisional agenda

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS Summary Report of the UNCSD 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 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 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, 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 2012 UNCSD, 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 UNCSD, 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 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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