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PRESS RELEASE Earth Day: 59 days to Rio+20 and counting...

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(Sunday, 22nd April) This year’s 42nd Earth Day has special significance in the run-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit as it marks an opportunity for people to unite their voices in a call for action in this crucial year. Earth Day is seen as a launch pad for global action on sustainability and this year its role is even more crucial as it can revitalise the Rio+20 process, ensuring that the last months before the summit are not wasted.

Stakeholder Forum + UNCSD Capacity Building

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In order to implement paragraph 21 of General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/236, which "encourages the active participation of all major groups" at all stages of the preparatory process, the Rio+20 Secretariat, in partnership with the Stakeholder Forum, and with the support of the European Commission Directorate General for the Environment, is offering a series of capacity building workshops.

Global Transition 2012 newsltetter

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Global_transitionThis month we launched the Global Transition 2012 newsletter with highlights from our Global Transition 2012 Initiative, which aims to achieve an outcome from Rio+20 that catalyses a global transition to an economy that maximizes wellbeing, operates within environmental limits, and is capable of coping and adapting to global environmental change in an equitable manner.

Office move

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Stakeholder Forum has recently moved offices from Bloomsbury to Whitehall. Please take note of our new contact details and phone number.

Open Letter to the Secretary General of the UNCSD

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Co-Chairs of the Bureau for Rio+20 and Member-States of the United Nations

RIGHTS AT RISK AT THE UNITED NATIONS

We – the civil society organizations and social movements who have responded to the call of the United Nations General Assembly to participate in the Rio+20 process – feel that is our duty to call the attention of relevant authorities and citizens of the world to a situation that severely threatens the rights of all people and undermines the relevance of the United Nations.