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Go Between No.119: September-October 2009

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UN Update Section
Launch of New NGLS Website
New GA President Opens 64th Session
GA: Adopts Resolution to Establish a New Women’s Entity
GA: Thematic Dialogue on R2P
FAO: World Summit on Food Security
MDG Report 2009: Progress is Slowing
CSD-17 Highlights the Need to Increase Food Security
OHCHR: Social Forum 2009
UNIDO: Vienna Energy Conference 2009

NGO Update
Small Arms Survey 2009: Shadows of War
2009 Amnesty International Report
State of the World’s Minorities & Indigenous Peoples 2009

Focus Pages
ECOSOC Focuses on Global Health
ILO Summit Adopts Global Jobs Pact
Interview: Coordinator, Task Force on Global Food Security
Security Council Open Debate on SC RES 1820
Interview: OHRLLS High Representative
UNCTAD Launches New Reports
11th Session of the Human Rights Council
Durban Review Conference: Moving Forward
Second Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Focus on Education
Opinion Piece: DAWN
Opinion Piece: WILPF
Opinion Piece: Aarhus Convention
Climate Summit Seeks to Build Political Momentum
UN Secretary-General: Climate Summit Address

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New NGLS e-Roundup "Rio+20: A new direction for a more sustainable future?"

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”), the largest UN conference ever, opened on 20 June 2012, gathering 191 UN Member States and observers, including 100 Heads of State and Government, about 10,000 civil society representatives, and more than 30,000 other participants (UN officials, parliamentarians, mayors, chief executive officers, media representatives, etc). This NGLS eRoundup aims to provide an overview of the main happenings at and around the Rio+20 Conference; it also looks forward, exploring how the outcomes of Rio can be expanded upon to bring the urgently needed change to make this world more sustainable, and to prepare for an inclusive post-2015 development framework.

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Civil Society Observer

NGLS Civil Society Observer: October - December 2010

NGLS’s Civil Society Observer aims to keep readers informed of developments and specific topics related to NGOs and civil society, whether it be through the media; academic and scholarly discourse; civil society position papers or statements at multilateral meetings or events; or analysis and research originating from civil society.

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