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Rio +20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Devleopment

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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, "Rio +20", will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012. The conference will be preceded by the third Preparatory Committee meeting of the Conference, from 13 to 15 June 2012.
When Jun 20, 2012 12:00 AM to
Jun 22, 2012 11:55 PM
Where Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Registration & Accreditation

In accordance with General Assembly resolution A/C.2/66/L.53, the pre-registration for participation in the preparatory meeting and in the Conference by relevant NGOs and other major groups is now open.

1 - Preregistration of accredited groups

Preregistration is open to:

  • NGOs and major groups that are currently in consultative status with ECOSOC as NGOs (including those on the roster through the list of the Commission on Sustainable Development). See ECOSOC list here. and the CSD Roster list here.
  • NGOs and major groups that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. See WSSD2002 list here..

Click here to start the preregistration process now for both the Rio+20 Conference and the third session of its Preparatory Committee.

Registration will close on 20 May 2012.

2 - Accreditation of new groups

NGOs and other Major groups’ organisations that are NOT yet accredited to the United Nations and wish to participate in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) will be offered a one time opportunity to become accredited to Rio+20. 

Click here to start the accreditation for new groups.

 The deadline for new accreditation is 20 February 2012. Once your registration is approved, your organization can preregister representatives until the general deadline of 20 May 2012.

Other important information

Your organization is responsible for making the necessary arrangements for your travel and accommodation, including travel within metropolitan Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Due to the large number of participants, reservations should be made well in advance. Likewise, representatives should ensure that they have adequate medical insurance prior to their arrival in Brazil.

You are also responsible for ensuring that you meet the necessary visa requirements for entry into Brazil. Representatives requiring a visa are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure adequate time for processing and travel (please note that visas issued to citizens of certain countries must be used within 90 days of the issuance date). As part of the visa application, you will be required to attach copies of your official confirmation letter to Rio+20, provided electronically upon approved pre-registration.

For questions, contact the Rio +20 Secretariat by e-mail:


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