Towards the People’s Summit at Rio+20: Alternative civil society perspectives on the zero draft Presented by UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and Social Watch

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Hamish Jenkins, UN-NGLS, introduced the event, noting its aim is to discuss alternate
civil society views on the road to the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental
Justice in Rio +20, to be held in parallel to Rio+20, which will provide a forum to
organizations and social movements to discuss the issues arising from Rio+20.
Iara Pietricovsky de Oliveira, Brazilian Civil Society Facilitating Committee, expressed
concern regarding what will be agreed upon in the context of green economy and the
proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) and cautioned against the dilution of
the human rights framework during the negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome
document.

Click here to read “First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development