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    UNIS/INF/433
    27 December 2011

    Re-issued as received

    Rio+20 - Accreditation and Registration now open

    VIENNA, 24 December (United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service) - The UN 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. In accordance with General Assembly resolution A/C.2/66/L.53, the accreditation and preregistration for participation in the preparatory meeting and in the Conference by relevant NGOs and other major groups is now open.

    Preregistration is open to NGOs and major groups that are currently in consultative status to ECOSOC and to NGOs and major groups that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. Registration will close on 20 May 2012.

    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. The deadline for new accreditation is 20 February 2012.

    Please consult the following link for more information http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=90

    Preliminary information note for participants

    Please consult also the preliminary information note for participants posted on the official Rio+20 web page to learn more about the agenda, the venue, the accreditation/registration process etc: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/content/documents/350information%20note%2012%20December.pdf

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