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“The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, will be held from 13 to 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
At this Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will convene to formulate a comprehensive approach to achieve sustainable economic growth, fight poverty, advance social equity, and ensure environmental protection on an ever more complex planet in order to get to the future we want.
The Sustainable Development Dialogues, also known as the Rio+20 Dialogues, an undertaking of the Brazilian Government with the support of the UN, is a pioneering initiative expressly designed to create a direct channel for civil society to increase and improve global participation in Rio+20 and in international conferences in general.
During these Dialogues, held from June 16 to June 19, experts and stakeholders from civil society will gather to determine which recommendations should be submitted directly to the Heads of State and Government at the High-Level Segment of the Rio+20 Conference.”