Post-Rio to Post-2015: Planning International Stakeholder Engagement

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Strengthening civil society engagement in UN processes environment and sustainable development

13 December 2012

Oslo, Norway

On December 13, 2012 the Norwegian NGO “Forum for Environment and Development” organized with financial support from the Government of Norway the meeting

"Strengthening civil society engagement in UN processes on environment and sustainable development". The meeting's objective was to develop inputs of Norwegian Civil Society for the Government of Norway related to new mechanisms for stakeholder involvement and transparency in UN processes, including in UNEP, taking also into account Paragraph 88h of the Rio + 20 outcome document.

20-21 October, 2012 - New York, Pace University

The two-day meeting, organised by UNEP in partnership with UN-DESA, Stakeholder Forum and The Green Economy Coalition provided an opportunity for Major Groups and Stakeholders from across the globe to come together to discuss the outcomes of Rio+20, agree on action items to accelerate these outcomes, and address areas where no progress or agreement was made.

Representatives of Major Groups and Stakeholders:

  • Took stock of the overall outcomes of Rio+20, including determining the  successes and implications for the Major Groups model of participation;
  • Discussed the role of Major Groups and other stakeholders in the implementation of the Rio+20 outcomes;
  • Discussed the new governance architecture post Rio+20, including the space for engagement and the role of stakeholders;
  • Looked forward to the post-2015 development agenda, in particular the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of Major Groups in the design and implementation;  
  • Discussed and agreed on the input into UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum in February 2013, as well as the 20th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 20) in May 2013.  

Outcomes of the meeting

Meeting coverage 

Background Papers   Think pieces