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CIVICUS/Rio+20/Post-2015 Activities and Reports

CIVICUS has participated in and co-organised a number of meetings and workshops, as well as collaborated and produced reports on the road to Rio. Reports and engagements are listed below: 350px-sustainable_development_svg

CIVICUS and Post-2015

January 2013

CIVICUS response to the Civil Society Consultation Questionnaire for the High- Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda

SETTING OUR COMMON GOALS Major Groups Recommendations for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement with the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

Open Working Group of the General Assembly on Sustainable Development Goals

Additional Reports

United Nations Development Group background document: The World We Want: A Conversation with People on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda

Concept note: Development for All: Stop conflict, build states and eradicate poverty International Conference on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda Dili, Timor- Leste

Communique: Meeting of the High- Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post- 2015 Development Agenda in Monrovia, Liberia


CIVICUS and Rio+20

June 2012

Mozambique activist denied entry into Brazil

Joint Major Groups statement delivered at Interactive Dialogues

NGO Major Group Statement delivered to Rio+20

NGO Major Group expresses disappointment with Rioplus20 Outcome Document - statement from CIVICUS' JefferyHuffines

NGO Major Group Statements at 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting

NGO thematic issue clusters' three top priorities

"The Future We Don't Want" NGO Petition

CIVICUS Multistakeholder Engagement in the Institutiinal Framework for Sustainable Development and Compedium of Commitments. Concept note

"Enabling Youth Participation in Bridging Rio+20 Outcomes Beyond 2015." Rio+20 Side Event Press Statement

IPEN Conference: Global Toxics-Free Future Forum

May 2012

CIVICUS Position Statement for Rio+20

CIVICUS Rio Fact Sheet

CIVICUS UN Representative, Jeffery Huffines, delivers Major Group Statement on Rio+20 at UN General Assembly

CIVICUS UN Representative, Jeffery Huffines, represents the NGO Major Group at a Major Groups Press Conference in New York. Webcast

Major Groups Statement at the UN GA Thematic Debate

April 2012

Participation in Rio+20 informal-informal negotiations in New York

CIVICUS participation at the Stockholm Forum

March 2012

Signed Rights at Risk Petition at the UN

Participated in the "Civil Society Meeting with Sustainable Energy for All' in New York

CIVICUS co-organised  the “Major Group Expert Meeting on the Rio+20 Zero Draft and the Compendium of Commitments” in New York

CIVICUS co-organised the “CSO Dialogue on Rio +20, Sustainable Development Goals and post 2015 with the UN Millennium Campaign in New York

CIVICUS participated in the SEED Symposium on the Green Economy organised by the SEED Initiative in Pretoria

CIVICUS sponsored a side event during the informal negotiations on the Zero draft, called The Role of Civil Society and Major Groups in a Future International Framework for Sustainable Development

CIVICUS co-hosted a side event with Stakeholder Forum called “Global Transition 2012 Dialogue 2”

CIVICUS co-hosted and facilitated a panel discussion on “Civil Society Participation in the Sustainable Development Debate: Making Rio+20 Count for Rural Women

February 2012

CIVICUS comments on the zero draft sections 3,4,5

Launch of Rio+20 NGO Thematic Clusters

January 2012

CIVICUS participated in the Thematic World Social Forum on Rio +20 in Porto Alegre.

CIVICUS participated in the IBON International capacity building workshop for civil society titled “Global Civil Society Workshop on the Rio+20 Zero Draft and Rights for Sustainability”.

December 2011

CIVICUS co-organised a workshop with AVINA, Construyendo Puentes, CAN Latin America, and Latin American Climate Platform at COP17 called “Latin America on the Road to Rio: Opportunities and Challenges”.

CIVICUS co-organised a side event at the 2nd UNCSD Intersessional meeting in New York, along with UN NGLS, UNEP, Stakeholder Forum, Vitae Civilis, Social Watch, and Citizens Network for Sustainable Development, entitled “Civil Society Engagement in Sustainable Development Governance”.  The Summary is available here.

November 2011

CIVICUS submission to Rio+20 outcome document entitled “CIVICUS Civil Society Engagement Recommendations for Rio+20”.

CIVICUS participated in the initial discussions on the zero draft document in New York.

October 2011

CIVICUS participated in the “International Seminar on Methodology of the Thematic Social Forum: Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice Towards People’s Summit of Rio+20”  The meeting was organized by the Brazilian Civil Society Facilitating Committee gathering a number of international civil society networks in Porto Alegre.

September 2011

CIVICUS participated in the UN DPI NGO Conference in Bonn. Read the final declaration

CIVICUS World Assembly: 
“Voices and Perspectives on Rio+20 and Green Growth”

“Breaking the Walls: Looking at COP17 and Rio+20, how can climate oriented movements bring on board the more traditional CSOs in these discussions?” 

Additional Reports

Dominican CSO Declaration on Rio+20

Negotiating and Implementing MEAs: A Manual for NGOs

UNDESA presentation on Rio+20 conference venue and surroundings

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC( CSO Position paper on Rio+20 Themes and Issues

Vitae Civilis Guide to Rio+20

Photo Gallery of key negotiators at Rio+20

NGO major Gruoup comments on sections III-V of Zero Draft

IBON Policy Briefs on green economy and rights based approach- Brief 1 and Brief 2

ANPED's documents on 7 principles to Green Economy

Proposal from World Future Council for a UN Ombudsperson for Future Generations

CIVICUS Comments on the zero draft prepared for third intersessional in New York

Results from UNEP XIII Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

Latest version of the zero draft outcome document

CIVICUS comments to the zero draft prepared for 25-27 January discussions in New York

Stakeholder Forum analysis of Rio+20 zero draft submissions

Statements made at the initial discussions of the zero document in New York(Jan. 25-27)


Report of the IBON International, ABONG, and the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty workshop called the “Civil Society Workshop on Alternative and People’s Struggles in Defense of the Commons”

Report of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing”. 

CIVICUS remarks at the 2013 World Freedom Day Celebrations, WLFD- APLFD General Conference: Consolidation of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects, 23 January 2013

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