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2 Promoting Public Participation in the Run-up to Rio +20 – Women’s Major Group Promoting Public Participation in the Run-up to Rio +20 – Women’s Major Group Dr. Anke Stock Gender and Rights CoordinatorWECF

3 Content WECF’s Work WECF’s Work Rio as Starting Point for Aarhus - Almaty Rio as Starting Point for Aarhus - Almaty History of WECF’s Coordination Role History of WECF’s Coordination Role Preparations for Rio+20 Preparations for Rio+20 Challenges Challenges Recommendations Recommendations

4 WECF Network of 100 women’s and environmental NGOs Network of 100 women’s and environmental NGOs Region: EECCA Region: EECCA Issues: Water & sanitation, chemicals, energy & cc, sust. rural develop., rights & gender Issues: Water & sanitation, chemicals, energy & cc, sust. rural develop., rights & gender

5 Rio as Starting Point for Aarhus - Almaty Principle 10 of Rio Declaration Principle 10 of Rio Declaration CSD - Agenda 21: nine major groups CSD - Agenda 21: nine major groups Rio +20: “institutional framework for sustainable development” Rio +20: “institutional framework for sustainable development” Aarhus Convention as “best practice” Aarhus Convention as “best practice”

6 History of WECF’s Coordination Role Funded 1992 after Rio summit Funded 1992 after Rio summit Major network in EECCA Major network in EECCA WECF elected lead of women’s major groups at UNEP and CSD WECF elected lead of women’s major groups at UNEP and CSD WECF organising partner of “women and gender constituency” at UNFCCC WECF organising partner of “women and gender constituency” at UNFCCC

7 Preparation for Rio +20 Call for all women’s NGOs to participate Call for all women’s NGOs to participate Regional meetings Regional meetings Participation in PREPCOMs and Intersessionals ‘10/’11/’12 Participation in PREPCOMs and Intersessionals ‘10/’11/’12 Better involvement of women Better involvement of women

8 Challenges CONTENT Road map on green, socially equitable economy Road map on green, socially equitable economy System of int. governance recognising role of women (Aarhus example) System of int. governance recognising role of women (Aarhus example)PROCEDURAL Effective broad pp before and during Rio +20 Effective broad pp before and during Rio +20 Gender equality Gender equality Two major groups representatives in Bureau Two major groups representatives in Bureau

9 Recommendations Major groups’ involvement at any stage Major groups’ involvement at any stage Capacity-building essential Capacity-building essential Financial means are necessary to guarantee participation Financial means are necessary to guarantee participation

10 Recommendations cont. - general PP is not always enshrined in general rules PP is not always enshrined in general rules Representativeness: guidelines for internal structures of major groups Representativeness: guidelines for internal structures of major groups Speaking rights (e.g. interventions) should be improved Speaking rights (e.g. interventions) should be improved

11 Thank you!


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