UNEP Governing Council started with the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum. On the second day Felix Dodds made a speech on the challenges for Rio+20:
" But for a moment I would like to take us back to the end of Rio and part of the concluding comments by Buff Bolhan, US Assistant Secretary of State, June 1992, under the first President Bush:
“There is no question that developing countries and countries in transition must have new resources” he declared. “I would like to make it absolutely clear that the United States is committed to working with other industrial countries to mobilize new and additional resources for a new partnership.”
This is in part why we left Rio in 1992 with great hopes for the future, with Agenda 21 an action plan for the 21st century, two conventions to address the future challenges in climate and biodiversity and a desertification convention to be agreed within two years of Rio."
He also with Jan-Gustav Strandenaes ran a training session on how to lobbt at the UN.