1:15 pm 23 March 2012 — 2:45 pm 23 March 2012 at New York, USA.


Co-sponsors: United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) and Social Watch

Date & Time Slot: 23 March, 1:15-2:45 PM


Description of the event:


The event will bring together leading figures from civil society to present some of the analyses and proposals that have emerged from the Thematic Social Forum on Rio+20 (held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on 24-29 January 2012). Various international thematic platforms and working groups established for the Thematic Social Forum will consolidate converging perspectives from civil society and social movements in preparation for the “People’s Summit” to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 15-23 June. The event will be an opportunity for Member States and other interested stakeholders to hear various alternative civil society perspectives on the Zero Draft outcome document.


Panellists (not necessarily the right order)


  • Barbara Adams, Social Watch
  • Iara Pietricovsky de Oliveira, Instituto de Estudios Socioeconomicos and member of the Brazilian Civil Society Facilitating Committee for Rio+20
  • André Abreu, member of the Brazilian Civil Society Facilitating Committee for Rio+20
  • Dena Hoff, La Via Campesina
  • Paul Quintos, IBON Foundation, Phillippines
  • Pablo Solon, Former Ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations (TBC)


  • Moderator: Hamish Jenkins, NGLS


Enlaces y vinculaciones externas o internas

Informal consultations on Zero Draft of UNCSD Outcome Document