Global Governance


SDG2012 Network

Stakeholder Forum is inviting a diversity of stakeholders globally who are experts in sustainable development governance to join our sdg2012 network. The network brings together those who have contributed to the think pieces as well as other stakeholders to share and exchange on issues relating to sustainable development governance, and to identify synergies and common positions where relevant.

The network is open to those who have a significant expertise in sustainable development governance, so if you feel you have something to bring to this network, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Based on the think-pieces and the discussions undertaken through the sdg2012 network, Stakeholder Forum will make submissions to the preparatory process for Rio+20, as well as external processes such as the UNEP Consultative Group of Ministers and High Level Representatives on IEG. Stakeholders within the sdg2012 group will be invited to contribute to and endorse these submissions.

Latest submissions

Stakeholder Forum has produced a document to input to the Consultative Group on Environmental Governance. The UNEP Consultative Group of high level representatives and ministers will hold its second meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 21st - 23rd November 2010.

To view Stakeholder Forum's input document click here.

Information and Resources

Sustainable development governance is a complex issue, and its prominence on the agenda for Rio+20 represents a milestone in a historic and evolving process to make institutions and governance structures at all levels fit for purpose. Many stakeholders, and even many government representatives, are not necessarily familiar with the history of the global debate on sustainable development governance, and may not be fully aware of some of the most important developments.

To help stakeholders at all levels to familiarise themselves with this theme, Stakeholder Forum is producing a number of resources that will help to demystify SDG and make in accessible to a broader range of actors. This includes:

Pocket Guide to Sustainable Development Governance 

This guide, published in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, provides an overview of the concepts,  proposals, processes and significant milestones on sustainable development governance at the global level. The guide will be launched at the UNEP Governing Council in Nairobi in February, and will be available for free download from this website

SDG Dossier 

SDG Dossier will provide an online clearing-house for all information relating to global SDG and IEG. It will build on and replace Stakeholder Forum's IEG dossier, and will provide regular updates on all relevant developments and events relating to SDG. The dossier will include a dedicated list-serve where stakeholders can subscribe for regular updates.