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UNITAR e-Newsletter Special Edition - June 2012

Dear Reader,

The Rio + 20 Conference is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. It is an historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all.

More than 500 on-site side events, organized by Governments, Major Groups, Organizations from the UN system and other International Organizations, will take place in Rio during 13-22 of June. UNITAR, together with its partners, has prepared a series of events to which we are dedicating this special edition of our e-Newsletter.

All the information you need to participate to UNITAR’s events is now at only one click away!

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“The RIO+20 is a call for a common purpose”

Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes,
UNITAR Executive Director

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The GHS and the Global Partnership: a success story from Rio to Rio (PDF, 2.2MB)

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UNITAR - UNEP: over 20 years of collaboration for the Environment (PDF, 5.45 MB)

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UNITAR/UNEP e-Learning Course: Introduction to a Green Economy Concepts and Applications
online | 14 May – 22 June 2012
Main Organizer: UNITAR / Partner: UNEP


My Green Dream Exhibition
Riocentro | 13 – 22 June 2012
Main Organizer: CIFAL Network


The GHS and the Global Partnership: a success story from Rio to Rio: Achievements, Lessons Learned and Future Decisions
EU Pavilion| 14 June 2012 | 13:00-15:00
Main Organizer: UNITAR / Partners: ILO, OECD


Environmental Governance and Social Inclusion
US Center, Athletes’ Park | 16 June 2012| 14:00-15:30
Main Organizer: US EPA/ Partners: UNITAR and others


BiodiverCITY: How to Take Biodiversity into Account in Urban Management?
Athletes' Park, Tenda CNO, Sala CN04|
16 June 2012 | 14:00 – 17:30

Main Organizers: Brazilian Ministry of Environment / UTFPR (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná), ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), FIEP (Federation of Industries of Parana State)/ SESI (Serviço Social da Indústria),UNU-IAS (UN University), UNITAR - CIFAL Curitiba


National Learning and Skills Strategies to Advance a Green and Climate Resilient Transition
Riocentro, Room P3-A, Rio de Janeiro |
16 June 2012 | 15:30 – 17:00

Main Organizer: UNITAR / Partners: Secretariat of High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, UN CC:Learn Partners


Society Case for Sustainability: Cities - Private Sector Dialogue on Social Responsibility
Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro |
18 June 2012 | 09:00 – 10:30

Main Organizer: UNITAR / Panel within the Corporate and Social Responsibility Forum (UN Global Compact)


Sustainable Cities Workshop
Fasano Hotel | 18 - 19 June 2012 | 13:00 – 17:00
Main Organizer: UNITAR / Partner: IBM


Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Praia de Botafogo
19 June 2012 | 08:30–18:00

Main Organizer: WRI / Partners: UNITAR, UNEP and others


The Future We Want, Green Dreams & ScenaRio 2012: A Global Vision for Tomorrow
Pier Mauá , CNI Exhibition Space | 19 June 2012| 14:00–18:00
Main Organizers: National Confederation of Industry (CNI), Future We Want Campaign, FIEP/SESI, Itaipu, ScenaRio 2012, My Green Dream Campaign, UNITAR - CIFAL Network


Parallel Event on the Eye on Earth Special Initiative “Access for All” (A4A)
Athletes’ Park, UNEP Pavilion | 21 June 2012 | 11:00-12:00
Main Organizer: UNEP / Partners: UNITAR, and other A4A partners


UN Multi-stakeholder Strategies for Scaling-up and Mainstreaming Sustainable Development
Riocentro, Room T-6 | 21 June 2012 | 9:00–10:30
Main Organizer: UNICEF / Partners: UNU, UNDP, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNITAR


What Happens on Monday?
Athletes’ Park, State of Rio de Janeiro Pavilion |
22 June 2012

Main Organizer: Stakeholder Forum, Partners: UNITAR and others


After UN CSD: Are we on Track for a 21st Century Social Contract? A High-Level Panel Reflecting on the Outcomes of the Rio +20 Conference
VIVO Rio (next to Museu de Arte Moderna) |
23 June 2012 | 10:00–14:00

Main Organizers: UNITAR, Ethos Institute


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