Rio+20: Accreditation and registration now open

Accreditation and registration to Rio+20 has started for relevant NGOs and other Major Groups, with a special one-time opportunity for newcomers not yet accredited

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June with the goal of securing renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assessing the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and addressing new and emerging challenges.

The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Online pre-registration is open to organizations that are currently in consultation with ECOSOC as NGOs, including those on the roster through the list of the Commission on Sustainable Development. Organizations that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 are also eligible to pre-register online immediately. Registration will close on 20 May 2012, and there will be no on-site registration in Rio de Janeiro.

Newcomers and organizations that are NOT yet accredited to the UN and wish to participate in Rio+20 will be offered a one-time opportunity for accreditation to Rio+20. The deadline for receiving new accreditation requests is 20 February. Once organizations have been approved for accreditation, they may begin to pre-register their delegates online until the general deadline of 20 May.

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