This is the second issue in the CoNGO Communications Service specifically devoted to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), commonly known as Rio+20. (June 20-22, 2012).
It focusses on one of the significant steps on the way to Rio, namely last month’s meeting of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), where the voices of competent NGOs and civil society organizations were clearly heard.
I recommend particular attention be given to the “Thematic Clusters” described below, and I encourage all interested NGOs/CSOs to join in the Clusters that most correspond to your priorities. As always in
… Continue reading Road to UNCSD Rio+20: 100 days to go!
The NGO Working Group on Human Rights Education and Learning is holding a series of three NGO panels on human rights education in practice, in parallel with the HRC 19th session in Geneva.
Panel I: International Policies on Human Rights Education Wed. 14 March, 2012 / 12:00-14:00, Room XXI (21)
PANEL II: Human Rights Education in Formal Settings in Practice Thu. 15 March, 2012 / 12:00-14:00, Room XXIV (24)
PANEL III: Human Rights Education in Non-Formal Settings in Practice Fri. 16 March, 2012 / 12:00-14:00, Room XXIII (23)
For details, please see the events flyer.
Introduction by the President of CoNGO
It is very widely accepted that the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), commonly known as Rio+20, constitutes a crucial rendezvous for the world’s governments, the world’s parliaments, and the world’s Civil Society. It will also hopefully be considered crucial by the world’s media.
UNCSD in Rio in June 2012 follows on from UNCHE Stockholm in 1972, from UNCED Rio in 1992, and from WSSD Johannesburg in 2002. All those Conferences, and the United Nations structures and mechanisms that arose from them, have resulted in excellent standards/goals/targets/objectives/aspirations for achieving a healthy planet.
… Continue reading Road to UNCSD Rio+20: 112 days to go!
A series of encounters with NGOs and other human rights experts focusing on the Human Rights Council, its Special Procedures, and the Universal Periodic Review. See also the flyer for this event series.
Thursday, 1 March 2012: the Human Rights Council for newcomers Room XXIII, 13:00-14:00 See also the event flyer.
Thursday, 8 March 2012: the Special Procedures: How they work and how to contribute Room XXIV, 14:00-15:00
Thursday, 15 March 2012: the UPR How to prepare and follow-up Room XXIII, 12:00-13:00
Thursday, 22 March 2012: Wrap up of the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council Room
… Continue reading Human Rights Council 19th Session: Information Briefings organized by the Geneva NGO Committee on Human Rights
CoNGO has compiled a list of relevant resources, that can be downloaded here.
Co-sponsored by: United Nations’ DESA’s Division of Social Policy and Development & Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
January 31, 2012 – 10 AM – 4 PM
Conference Room 4, North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York
Please find for download: the CSD 2012 Flyer with more information and the registration form