Registration for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

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When: June 20-22, 2012
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Deadline to apply: February 21, 2012

The Canadian Environmental Network (RCEN) invites ENGOs to nominate delegates interested in representing civil society at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), taking place between June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This important global event – which marks the twentieth anniversary of the Earth Summit in 1992 – aims to: secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development; assess progress achieved to date; identify gaps in the implementation of outcomes from past sustainable development summits, and; address other pressing issues and emerging challenges.

The conference has two over-arching themes to: 1) green the economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; 2) create an institutional framework for sustainable development.

The RCEN can register delegates for this conference through its consultative status in the NGO section of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development. An application-based delegate selection process is being used in anticipation of registration quotas. Applicants will be prioritized on the following basis:

* Experience and proven ability to work professionally, collaboratively and strategically in a multi-stakeholder setting;
* Knowledge/experience in the sustainable development sector and understanding of cross-cutting issues specific to the conference themes;
* Awareness of international perspectives as they relate to domestic implications (and vice versa);
* Membership in an ENGO registered with the RCEN.

To apply, please complete this online delegate application form (ensure that you have the latest version of Adobe Reader)

Please be advised that RCEN is not providing any financial or organizational assistance for this conference beyond matters relating to the registration process.

For more information on this conference and cross-national consultations that the RCEN conducted to gather input from Canadian civil society input on its preferred outcomes, please visit our International Caucus page.

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