Calendar of Events

relevant to IEG Advisory Group

(revised March 2012)

The following events and submission deadlines have been targeted by the Advisory Group with its advice.

Consultative Group of Ministers or High-level Representatives on International Environmental Governance, Helsinki, Finland, 21 – 23 November 2010 (AG held one hour teleconference with co-chairs and UNEP Executive Director just before)
see Report of the Teleconference

26th session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 21 – 24 February 2011 (prepared UNEP/GC.26/INF/19 and participated in high level panels and ministerial round-tables)

Second Meeting of the Preparatory Committee for UNCSD to discuss further the substantive themes of the Conference, New York, 7 – 8 March 2011 (participated in UNEP/Stakeholder Forum seminar on 6 March, and side event on IEG in the context of IASD on 7 March)

Provided submission to Secretary-General's Global Sustainability Panel (GSD) through Non-Governmental Liaison Service by 28 March 2011

CSD 19, New York, 2-13 May 2011 (especially sustainable consumption and production)

UNEP International Consultation on Rio+20, Bonn, Germany, 1 September 2011 (AGIEG members participated, and chaired a discussion on IEG)

UNEP Europe Regional Coordination Meeting, organized by UNEP Regional Office for Europe, Bonn, Germany, 2 September 2011 (European AGIEG members participated)

UN DPI NGO Conference, Bonn, Germany, 3-5 September 2011, on "Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens (AGIEG members participated, and a partial AGIEG meeting was held)

UNCSD Regional Preparatory Meetings: ECLAC, Santiago, Chile, 7-9 September 2011; UNECA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 10-14 October 2011; UNESCWA, Cairo, Egypt, 16-17 October 2011; ESCAP, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 19-20 October 2011; UNECE, Geneva, 1-2 December 2011

1 November 2011 - AGIEG submitted proposals to the Rio+20 Bureau for zero draft document to serve as basis for negotiations.

Second Intersessional Meeting for UNCSD
New York, 15-16 December 2011

January 2012 - Bureau issued zero draft of the negotiating document for Rio+20. AGIEG reviewed and prepared comments.

23 January 2012 - the AGIEG submitted its comments on the zero draft of the outcome document prior to the initial intergovernmental discussions on the zero draft on 25-27 January 2012

UNEP GCSS/GMEF, 20-22 February 2012 - some members participated in the discussions of IEG in Nairobi. With the shifting of discussions on institutional arrangements to the UNCSD process, the UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders Facilitating Committee decided that the AGIEG had fulfilled its mandate.