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Regional preparations

Intergovernmental Regional Preparatory Meetings

Five Intergovernmental Regional Preparatory Meetings for Rio+20 are being held in 2011, hosted by the five regional UN Economic and Social Commissions (ECA, ESCWA, ESCAP, ECE, ECLAC) in their respective regions (Africa, the Arab Region, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean).

ICSU has been participating in these meetings, with a particular focus on communicating the results and key messages from the ICSU-UNESCO regional science and technology workshops. In this way ICSU is highlighting the importance of region-specific scientific knowledge, needs and concerns.

7-9 Sept 2011
Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting, ECLAC Santiago, Chile
10-14 Oct 2011 Africa Intergovernmental Regional Preparatory Meeting, ECA Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
16-17 Oct 2011 Arab Region Regional Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting, ESCWA
Cairo, Egypt
19-20 Oct 2011 Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Regional Preparatory Meeting, ESCAP Seoul, Republic of Korea
1-2 Dec 2011
Europe and N. America Intergovernmental Regional Preparatory Meeting, ECE Geneva, Switzerland


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