Rights for Sustainability and Sustainable Development Governance
Posted on 20 February 2012
February 22, 2012
13.45 - 15.00h
As part of the Rights for Sustainability (R4S) Initiative, IBON International is inviting all civil society actors and government representatives who will attend the upcoming 13th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF 13) and the twelfth special session of the UNEP Governing Council/ Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC.SS.XII/GMEF) to its Greenroom activity entitled “Rights for Sustainability and Sustainable Development Governance”, which is slated for February 22, at 13.45 to 15.00h.
This activity aims to promote a rights-based approach to sustainable development governance as a way of ensuring that inter- and intra-generational equity and justice are central considerations in the reform agenda at Rio+20 and beyond. Confirmed speakers include Chantal Carpentier of UN DESA, Neth Dano of ETC Group, Yahya Msangi of ITUC Africa, Daniel Magraw of CIEL and Paul Quintos of IBON International. They will discuss their views on the Zero Draft of the Outcome document for Rio+20 particularly with respect to the rights of indigenous people, women and other marginalized sectors, social protections, and the right to information and participation in sustainable development governance.