The convening of the 68th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) on Tuesday 17 September 2013 represents the start of a key period for Member States and stakeholders. This includes a high level segment of intergovernmental meetings and a number of other events - many of which relate directly to a range of post-UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20) and post-2015 processes.
The convenors of these high level events will have established or be in the process of establishing the specific modalities for the engagement of stakeholders. In some cases this includes gathering of stakeholder inputs prior to the meeting, as well as during the event itself.
Stakeholder Forum has therefore created this briefing paper to try and help stakeholders understand and meaningfully engage in the numerous post-Rio+20 and post-2015 related event taking place during this period, whether directly attending in person, or following and contributing to proceedings online.