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• Transmit technical information to national authorities and regional bodies on specific subjects relating to Rio+20 There are multiple ways of increasing the credibility of your proposal. One of the most effective ways to increase credibility is linking your proposal with existing international agreements. Examples of these documents are: • Agenda 21 (1992) • Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development (1992) • Millennium Development Goals (2000) • Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (2002) • WSSD: A Framework for Action on Water and Sanitation (2002) • Dushanbe Water Appeal (2003) • Resolution on the Human Right to Water (2010) • Human rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation - A/HRC/15/L14. • Previous CSD Sections Outcome Documents Other documents will also help you make informed suggestions. The UN-Water Decade Programme prepared a “Water and Green Economy Reader” to help stakeholders’ familiarize with the green economy concept and the importance of water. The reader provides basic references for easy reading and some of the most relevant United Nations publications on the subject of water and the green economy. Additionally, some useful information has been compiled in their Rio+20 website. The Water for Life Programme put together the “International UN-Water Conference: Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20.” The conference book presents the main outcomes of the International UN-Water Conference “Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20,” which took place in Zaragoza, Spain. Finally, the UNU Institute for Water, Environment & Health undertook an examination of the changing language of water in high-level declarations from eleven UN conferences on water and the environment over the past forty years. The “Deep Words, Shallow Words: An Initial Analysis of Water Discourse in Four Decades of UN Declarations” was their contribution to the Rio+20 process.

_____________________________Tip 3_____________________________ “…. When lobbying your government, you need to find out who you should be talking to. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of the Environment is generally the lead for Rio+20. You will need to locate the section of the Ministry that deals with UN Relations or Foreign Aid.” ________________________________________________________________

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Rio+20: A Water Guide for Young Water Experts  

Water will be a central component of the Rio discussions due to its role in the green economy. Furthermore, water management structures will...

Rio+20: A Water Guide for Young Water Experts  

Water will be a central component of the Rio discussions due to its role in the green economy. Furthermore, water management structures will...

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