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Attached here, Rio+20 FAQ, is important updated information about Rio+20 from UN DESA. It includes information about participation, registration/accreditation, schedule of meetings (see below), side events, SD learning events, and more.
In particular, please note that organizations not yet accredited must apply by February 20! NGOs and other Major Groups currently NOT in consultative status wishing to participate in the UNCSD (Rio+20) and meetings of it Preparatory Committee are offered a one-time opportunity to become accredited, in accordance with General Assembly decision 66/544. Such ad hoc accreditation is open until 20 February 2012. More information is available online here.
The following Rio+20 formal preparatory events have been scheduled:
The Rio+20 Secretariat will pre-register Major Groups and other stakeholders through the CSO Net online events registration system starting 1 March. Please check the official Rio+20 website for details.
Please note that registration for the 3rd Meeting of the UNCSD Preparatory Committee (to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 13 to 15 June 2012) is automatic upon registration for Rio+20, and is open online here until 20 May 2012.
The following Rio+20 informal preparatory events have been scheduled:
Modalities for participation by Major Groups and other stakeholders in these preparatory meetings will be decided by the UNCSD Bureau. Please check the official Rio+20 website for updates and details.
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