Robynne Anderson's Emerging Thoughts on Ag

Rio +20 Key News

Here are some key deadlines and dates for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development:
Rio+20 Conference: 20-22 June
Thematic days: 16-19 June
PrepCom: 13-15 June

March Intersessional
Informal negotiations will occur from March 19-23. Major Groups may only observe at these meetings and will not be allowed to speak from the floor. The intersessional will occur March 26-27. Please check the web site www.uncsd2012.org for registration details.

Side Events in March – Deadline February 5, 2012
Side events will only be permitted March 26-27 and the deadline for application is February 5th. Please connect to this link:
http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=46&menu=46

Brazil Registration – Deadline May 20
For Brazil in June:
http://www.uncsd2012.org/registration Registration will close on 20 May 2012.

Side events – Deadline February 28 Learning Events and March 30 for Side Events

There will be side events:

  • within Rio Centro facilitates by the Secretariat
  • in Flamingo park and other areas facilitated by the Brazilian government
  • The online form for submitting proposals for the SD-Learning events is now open and available at www.uncsd2012.org/sdlearning/ deadline 28 February 2012
  • The online form for submitting proposals for the on-site side events is now open and available at www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=126 deadline: deadline 30 March 2012

4 thematic days
These are organized and lead by Brazilian government and they have not completed their process yet, however, it seems food security and poverty eradication will be a half day on the agenda. Civil Society participation will be given priority. These will be held at the Arena across from Rio Centro

INFO on accreditation of new groups for Rio+20 – Deadline February 20

Preregistration is open to NGOs and major groups that are currently in consultative status to ECOSOC and to NGOs and major groups that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. NGOs and other Major groups’ organisations that are NOT yet accredited to the United Nations and wish to participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) will be offered a one time opportunity to become accredited to Rio+20. The deadline for new accreditation is 20 February 2012.

Look here to start the accreditation for new groups: www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=90

The deadline for new accreditation is 20 February 2012. Once your registration is approved, your organization can preregister representatives until the general deadline of 20 May 2012.