Regional Consultation Meeting 2011

Seoul, Republic of Korea
17-18 October 2011


Civil society and stakeholder organizations are substantive partners who improve our understanding of the environment and assist in developing innovative solutions to environmental challenges. UNEP deals with a wide range of partners who bring valuable expertise, research and advocacy skills. These include: women, children and youth, indigenous groups, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, workers and trade unions, business and industry, the scientific and technological community, farmers, governments, Parliamentarians, and intergovernmental organizations, including UN agencies.


Since 2004, the Global Civil Society Forum (GCSF) preceding the annual UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) has become the core of UNEP’s engagement with civil society.



Regional Consultation Meetings


Regional Consultation Meetings constitutes one of the main platforms for engagement with civil society organizations (CSOs) at the regional level. They help build capacity and networking among CSOs in the regions and Regional Offices.


Civil Society Organizations and their representatives are invited to convene two to three-day consultation meetings prior to the GCSF. During the Regional Consultation Meeting civil society representatives dialogue on environmental issues that will be discussed during the GC/GMEF and GCSF, and produce a regional statement. Representatives of major groups are also elected to attend the GCSF.


Asia Pacific Regional Consultation Meeting


 The Major Groups & Stakeholders Asia-Pacific Meeting “The Road to Rio 2012: Charting Our Path” will take place two days before the Regional Preparatory Meeting for UNCSD. 



Why is Rio+20 meeting important?   
 Yoke Ling on Rio+20  Wilson Ang on Rio+20


 Neth Dano on Rio+20

 Kaisha on Rio+20


 Uchita on Rio+20  Masanori on Rio+20



- Green economy and its linkages to poverty eradication;
- The international framework on sustainable development with a focus on international environmental governance;
- Regional priority emerging issues not covered in the above themes; and
- Principle 10 of the Rio declaration on access to information, public participation and environmental justice.

The following documents will be available soon:

- Agenda
- Participants
- Report
- Asia Pacific Regional Statement
- Logistics

Background Documents:

- Statements by Major Groups:
Response to Bureau of Major Groups Engagement:
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development:
Agenda 21:
UNEP Green Economy Project

CSO Engagement in Asia-Pacific

- Central Asia Civil Society Meeting Report

- Pacific Civil Society Meeting Report

    - Rio+20 Pacific CSO statement
    - Lots of question on green growth at Open Forum
    - Report on Pacific Sub-Regional Rio+20 Meetings
    - Pacific Subregional Meeting ReportRio+20_Summary of Discussions

    Bonn Declaration : Presentations


    UNEP Civil Society:


  • Green Economy

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