The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.
From 20-21 October, at Pace University in New York City, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and civil society organizations Green Economy Coalition and Stakeholder Forum held an event entitled “Post-Rio to Post-2015: Planning International Stakeholder Engagement.”
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) urges Heads of State and government attending the Rio+20 Conference to consider the views and proposals of civil society, and to incorporate key issues such as equity, ecological sustainability, and respect for universal human rights, including gender equality, in the outcome document.
In a statement released on 18 June, civil society organizations are calling for the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative to become more ambitious, accountable and people-driven.
Just a few days ahead of the Rio+20 Conference, the international movement for the defense and promotion of people’s right to food sovereignty, expressed its opinion on the green economy through its monthly newsletter Nyéléni.
Just a few days ahead of the Rio+20 Conference, La Via Campesina, representing the voice of peasants in the global debate, released a position paper in which it states that it will defend a different path to development – one that brings back another way of relating to nature and people; respects food sovereignty; integrates a comprehensive agrarian reform; restores indigenous territories and peasant and indigenous systems of production based on agroecology; and ends the violence of capital.