United Nations System and other IGOs
To secure the coordinated support from the United Nations system, the Conference Secretary-General has included Rio+20 preparation as a standing item in the meetings of the Executive Committee of Economic and Social Affairs (ECESA) of which he is the convener, and has invited the heads of all UN system entities (including Funds, Programmes, Regional Commissions, Convention Secretariats, Specialized Agencies, International Financial Institutions, and the WTO) to attend the meetings. The UNCSD coordinating mechanism is known as ?ECESA Plus?. ECESA Plus Principals have held two internal coordinating meetings followed by two dialogues with the UNCSD Bureau (respectively on 4th November 2010 and 7 July 2011).

UN entities have designated Rio+ 20 focal points to liaise with the Conference Secretariat in the day to day preparations to the Conference.

The Conference Secretary-General cooperates also through a so called "Troika" by working closely with the heads of UNDP and UNEP, in their capacity as Chairs of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and Environmental Management Group (EMG), in support of conference preparation. EC-ESA Plus members are listed alphabetically below.
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