WYA Monitors Last Week of Rio +20 Negotiations in New York


The final “informal-informal” negotiations on the Rio +20 outcome document prior to the long-awaited Conference in Brazil occurred at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from May 29 – June 2. Delegates presented their feedback on the 79-page outcome document, which was compiled from the results of the previous negotiations by the Conference Chair. The Chair’s text represented a significant step toward the final outcome document, in that it was much shorter than the previous document, which numbered at over 200 pages. Differing opinions were voiced with some delegates noting that the document was still too long, while others regretted that many positions had been omitted… To read more click here!

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