- Category: What we do
- Published on Friday, 17 February 2012 12:35
Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 20-22 June 2012. To understand the issues and processes related to the conference, CIVICUS has created a “Rio NGO Guide”.
What is CIVICUS' involvement with Rio+20?
CIVICUS is an Organising Partner. In October 2011, CIVICUS was appointed by UNDESA as an Organising Partner of the NGO Major Group, to assist ANPED and Consumers International with this role.
The CIVICUS Mandate
As Organising Partner, CIVICUS' added value lies in its unique position as a global civil society network anchored in the Global South. This makes CIVICUS best suited to mobilize NGOs from the South as well as organizations from the broader non-core environmental sector, enabling them to be adequately represented in the Rio+20 processes.