Outreach by Stakeholder Forum

Outreach, known as ‘The Voice of the NGO Community,’ was a multi-stakeholder newsletter published daily at key intergovernmental sustainable development meetings and conferences. Produced by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future from 1996 until 2006, its primary goal was to facilitate the communication and dissemination of news, expertise, and opinions between various stakeholders to ensure that they are equipped with thorough, extensive, and updated knowledge and understanding during negotiations.

As such, Outreach has been issued and distributed from the very corridors and meeting rooms of major events on environmental governance and sustainable development, and often officially recognized by the hosting institution.

In its many years of publication, Outreach continually played a pivotal role in conveying information, allowing space for key thinkers and experts to unpack issues of relevance to earth system governance processes, and channeling the opinions of stakeholders.  With over 300 multi-media publications, spanning print, online magazines, podcasts, videos, and newsletters, Outreach was, at the time, the longest continually produced stakeholder magazine in the sustainable development arena.

The Outreach Archive, now under construction, will soon be populated for research and historical context.

  • Countdown to Earth Summit 2002 (1996 & 1997)
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 5 (CSD-5) 1997
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 6 (CSD-6) 1998
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 7 (CSD-7) 1999
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 8 (CSD-8) 2000
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 9 (CSD-9) 2001
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 10 (CSD-10) 2001 – PrepCom 1 for Earth Summit 2002
  • Earth Summit 2002 PrepCom 2 – January-February 2002
  • Earth Summit 2002 PrepCom 3 – March-April 2002
  • Earth Summit 2002 PrepCom 4 – May-June 2002
  • Earth Summit 2002 (World Summit on Sustainable Development Johannesburg) – September 2002
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 11 (CSD-11) 2003
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 12 (CSD-12) 2004
  • UNEP Governing Council – Global Ministerial Environment Forum (February 2005)
  • UNEP 8th Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (March 2005)
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 13 (CSD-13) 2005
  • Millennium Development Goals 5-Year Review Recommendations from UK stakeholders (June 2005)
  • 2005 Millennium Development Goals 5-Year Review World Summit (September 2005)
  • United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 14 (CSD-14) May 2006
  • Global Programme of Action – World Water Week (August 2006)