Regional Preparatory Meetings
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The General Assembly, in its resolution A/64/236 decided that in preparation to Rio 2012, there will be regional preparatory meetings (which will replace the Regional implementation meeting, traditionally being held prior to the Policy year of the CSD).

The General Assembly also stressed the importance of having efficient and effective preparations at the local, national, regional and international levels by Governments in collaboration with the United Nations system so as to ensure high-quality inputs without placing undue strain on Member States.

The five Regional Commissions appointed Rio+20 focal points who "meet" with the UNCSD Secretariat virtually at least on a monthly basis through conference calls, to discuss regional preparations and joint collaborations towards the organisation of five regional preparatory meetings.

The Regional Commissions have developed calendars of regional preparatory activities, have made plans to commission special studies, have held or plan to organise intersessional regional meetings on the themes of the Conference in preparation to the Regional Preparatory Meetings.

Furthermore, regional and sub-regional inter-agency collaboration has been launched through regular consultations in all regions.

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5th Meeting of the ESCWA Technical Committee, ESCWA
(by: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA))
6 Apr 2011 - 7 Apr 2011
Beirut, Lebanon
6th Meeting of the UNECE Steering Committee on Education for Sustainable Development, ECE
(by: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE))
7 Apr 2011 - 8 Apr 2011
To be confirmed
67th Session of the Commission, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
(by: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))
19 May 2011 - 25 May 2011
Bangkok, Thailand
2 Jun 2011 - 2 Jun 2011
Beirut, Lebanon
SIDS Regional Preparatory Meeting, Caribbean Sub-Region
(by: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC))
20 Jun 2011 - 20 Jun 2011
Georgetown, Guyana
23 Jun 2011 - 1 Jul 2011
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Jul 2011 (To be confirmed)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
7 Jul 2011 - 8 Jul 2011
Victoria, Seychelles
11 Jul 2011 - 13 Jul 2011
Tel Aviv, Israel
22 Jul 2011 - 22 Jul 2011
Apia, Samoa
1 Sep 2011 - 1 Sep 2011
Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC
(by: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC))
7 Sep 2011 - 9 Sep 2011
Santiago, Chile
7th Ministerial Conference of the UN ?Environment for Europe?, ECE
(by: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE))
21 Sep 2011 - 23 Sep 2011
Astana, Kazakhstan
29 Sep 2011 - 30 Sep 2011
Beirut
ESCAP Committee on Environment and Development, ESCAP
(by: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))
Oct 2011 (To be confirmed)
To be confirmed
Oct 2011 (To be confirmed)
To be confirmed
Joint Session of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission, ECE/FAO
(by: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE))
10 Oct 2011 - 14 Oct 2011
Antalya, Turkey
Regional Preparatory Meeting in the Arab Region, ESCWA and partners
(by: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA))
16 Oct 2011 - 17 Oct 2011
Cairo, Egypt
Regional Preparatory Meeting for Asia Pacific Region, ESCAP
(by: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))
19 Oct 2011 - 20 Oct 2011
Seoul, Republic of Korea
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