United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 – 22 June, 2012

Registration & Accreditation

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, “Rio +20”, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012. The conference will be preceded by the third Preparatory Committee meeting of the Conference, from 13 to 15 June 2012. In accordance with General Assembly resolution A/C.2/66/L.53, the pre-registration for participation in the preparatory meeting and in the Conference by relevant NGOs and other major groups is now open.

1 – Preregistration of accredited groups

Preregistration is open to:

  • NGOs and major groups that are currently in consultative status with ECOSOC as NGOs (including those on the roster through the list of the Commission on Sustainable Development). See ECOSOC list here. and the CSD Roster list here.
  • NGOs and major groups that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. See WSSD2002 list here..

Click here to start the preregistration process now for both the Rio+20 Conference and the third session of its Preparatory Committee.

Registration will close on 20 May 2012.

2 – Accreditation of new groups

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 of 20 February 2012 for groups seeking new accreditation has now passed. No new requests can be entertained.

The United Nations General Assembly will review the nearly 1,000 requests for accreditation that was received. Recommended organizations will be informed in late March 2012 of the decision to admit those organizations as an accredited group to the Rio+20 Conference. Admitted groups can then proceed and pre-register participants on behalf of their organizations. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and needs to be completed by 20 May 2012.

For questions, contact the Rio +20 Secretariat by e-mail: uncsd2012@un.org. or visit the the Rio+20 web site

Further Detial and Registration click here

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