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AFRICAN PREPARATORY PROCESS TOWARDS THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) / (RIO+20) is scheduled to take place as follows:

Dates: 20 -22 June 2012

Venue: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Objective: Support the African Preparatory process towards Rio+20

Themes: the conference will focus on two themes:

i) A green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication;

ii) The institutional framework for sustainable development

Scheduled dates for the meetings of different RIO+20 activities will be as follows:

13-15 June 2012 3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting of UNCSD

16-19 June 2012 Dialogue on Sustainable Development

19 June 2012 Africa Day

20-22 June 2012 UN Conference on sustainable Development (RIO+20)

Contact persons:

AUC Mr. Molalet Tsedeke; [email protected]

UNECA Mr. Yinka Adeyemi; [email protected];

UNEP Mr. Serge Bounda; [email protected]

UNDP Mr. Dereje Melaku; [email protected]

AfDB Mr. Chawki Chahed; [email protected]

More information on:

www.au.int/rio20

http://www.uneca.org/eca_programmes/sdd/events/Rio20

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/