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IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) coverage of Rio+20

13-22 June 2012 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio+20
IISD RS will be covering a series of events during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20). We invite you to follow our coverage of these events by clicking on each of the events included below.

UNCSD13-22 June 2012. The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, also referred to as Rio+20) to be convened in Brazil in 2012. This meeting will mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), which convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The resolution called on the Conference to focus on two themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. And the resolution specified that the third meeting of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) should take place immediately before the event.

IISD RS will be writing Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) reports from the Third PrepCom – scheduled to take place from 13-15 June – and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – scheduled to take place from 20-22 June – as well as any negotiations during the intervening four days. Return to this site on Wednesday, 13 June 2012, for our full coverage of Rio+20, which will include daily reports, daily web coverage and a summary and analysis of the event.

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ENBOTS13-22 June 2012. IISD RS will be writing Earth Negotiations Bulletin on the Side (ENBOTS) reports from selected side events at Rio+20 – scheduled to take place from 13-22 June 2012. Return to this site on Wednesday, 13 June 2012, for our full coverage of selected side events, which will include daily reports and daily web coverage.

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Pavilion13-22 June 2012. IISD RS will be writing Rio Conventions Pavilion Bulletin reports from the Rio Conventions Pavilion – scheduled to take place from 13-22 June 2012. Return to this site on Wednesday, 13 June 2012, for our full coverage of Rio Conventions Pavilion events which will include daily reports, daily web coverage and a summary.

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SD Days16-19 June 2012. IISD RS will be writing Sustainable Development Dialogues Bulletin reports from the Sustainable Development Dialogue – scheduled to take place from 16-19 June 2012. Return to this site on Saturday, 16 June 2012, for our full coverage of Sustainable Development Dialogue Days which will include daily reports, daily web coverage and a summary of the events.

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UNEP World Congress17-20 June 2012. The World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability (the World Congress) will bring together Attorneys-General, Chief Prosecutors, Auditors-General, Chief Justices and Senior Judges and other legal practitioners from around the world to contribute to the outcomes of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The World Congress aims to foster a common vision and principles among key stakeholders on how to transform discussions into action and how to use justice, law and governance to promote sustainable development through the outcomes of Rio +20 and beyond.

IISD RS will be writing an UNEP World Congress Bulletin summary report from the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability – scheduled to take place from 17-20 June 2012. Return to this site on Sunday, 17 June 2012, for our full coverage of the Congress which will include daily web coverage and a summary of the event.

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Business Day19 June 2012. IISD RS will be writing a Business Day Bulletin summary report from the BASD 2012 Business Day – scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Return to this site on Wednesday, 20 June 2012, for our summary of the event.

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ITPGRFA High-Level event21 June 2012. IISD RS will be writing an ITPGRFA Bulletin summary report from the ITPGRFA Second High Level Round Table – scheduled to take place on Thursday, 21 June 2012. Return to this site on Friday, 22 June 2012, for our summary of the event.

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Related Links
UNCSD or Rio+20 resources
*Meeting website
*Third PrepCom website
*Third PrepCom organization of work
*Secretary-General’s report on objectives and themes
*Synthesis report on best practices and lessons learned on the objective and themes of the Conference
*UNCSD website
*UNCSD organization of work
*Implementation of Agenda 21, the programme for the further implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)
*Side events at Rio+20
*Other events at Rio+20
*SD-Learning at Rio+20
*Partnership Forum
*Rio+20 calendar
*Member states

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, 17-20 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro
*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of the Third Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD, 29 May - 2 June 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of 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 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
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at 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
*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
*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
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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