Major groups and other Stakeholders Capacity building workshop on the Road to Rio+20
14 Dec 2011
he New Economic Institute, 437 Madison Avenue, 37th floor, New York, NY
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A training session for members of the Major Groups in connection with the second Intersessional on Rio plus 20 in New York, December 14, 09:00 until 13:00
The session takes place at:

The New Economic Institute
437 Madison Ave, 37th floor,
New York

There is limited space at the training session; we therefore ask all people interested to register with UN DESA before the session starts. The training caters to those who will participate in the upcoming Intersessional on December 15 and 16, and in case of limited space these people will be prioritised.

Please visit CSO Net to register for this event


The training session will cover two sections, one on the themes of the Conference and one on the process guiding us towards the UNCSD in June in Rio next year.

09:00 Opening and welcome by Chantal Line Carpentier, UN DESA and Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum; who will co-chair the training session.

Section one - The Political reality of the Zero Draft Document

09:20 Which issues are governments emphasizing? By UN DESA
09:45 Which issues are civil society emphasizing? By Farooq Ulla, Stakeholder Forum and UN NGLS
10:10 Which issues are the informal government meetings, Solo, Beijing, New Delhi, Bonn, Bogota and Monaco presenting? By Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum,
10:35 A small breather

Section two ? the process, logistics and lobby reality leading us to Rio in June next year

10:50 The process and logistics framework - the registration, the side events, the size of delegations the "In Between Days" and more, by Chantal Line Carpentier, UN DESA
11: 20 The media and other outreach issues ? how can we engage the media and the public in our work towards Rio? By Michael Strauss, Media Consultant, Earth Media, New York
11:45 Process and lobby, what rights do we have, how do we behave and what do we need to do to make sure we are successful towards Rio and in Rio.? By Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum
12:20 Questions and answers
13:00 Session ends
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