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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    in pictures What message would you like to echo to the world Messages of the World Themes and critical Issues Sustainable development emphasizes a holistic equitable and far sighted approach to decision making at all levels It emphasizes not just strong economic performance but intragenerational and intergenerational equity Read more In the preparatory process for the Rio Summit in 1992 there were a number of proposals for institutional reform to address the challenges of sustainable development Read more Economic recession has taken a toll on both the quantity and quality of jobs For the 190 million unemployed and for over 500 million job seekers over the next 10 years labour markets are vital not only for the production and generation of wealth but equally for its distribution Read more Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today Be it for jobs security climate change food production or increasing incomes access to energy for all is essential Read more Cities are hubs for ideas commerce culture science productivity social development and much more At their best cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically Read more It is time to rethink how we grow share and consume our food If done right agriculture forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes while supporting people centred rural development and protecting the environment Read more Clean accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this dream Due to bad economics or poor infrastructure every year millions of people most of them children die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply Read more The world s oceans their temperature chemistry currents and life drive

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    enjoy Show us in pictures What message would you like to echo to the world Messages of the World Themes and critical Issues Sustainable development emphasizes a holistic equitable and far sighted approach to decision making at all levels It emphasizes not just strong economic performance but intragenerational and intergenerational equity Read more In the preparatory process for the Rio Summit in 1992 there were a number of proposals for institutional reform to address the challenges of sustainable development Read more Economic recession has taken a toll on both the quantity and quality of jobs For the 190 million unemployed and for over 500 million job seekers over the next 10 years labour markets are vital not only for the production and generation of wealth but equally for its distribution Read more Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today Be it for jobs security climate change food production or increasing incomes access to energy for all is essential Read more Cities are hubs for ideas commerce culture science productivity social development and much more At their best cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically Read more It is time to rethink how we grow share and consume our food If done right agriculture forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes while supporting people centred rural development and protecting the environment Read more Clean accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this dream Due to bad economics or poor infrastructure every year millions of people most of them children die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply Read more The world s oceans their temperature chemistry currents

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    and lift people out of poverty including support for developing countries that will allow them to find a green path for development and how to improve international coordination for sustainable development What will happen at Rio 20 Thousands of participants from governments the private sector NGOs and other stakeholders will gather in Rio at the end of May and beginning of June 2012 for a strong push towards sustainable development The last session of the Preparatory Committee for the Conference and the actual conference will take place there in June 2012 In parallel with and between the official events there will be numerous side events exhibitions presentations fairs and announcements by a wide range of partners Governments are expected to adopt clear and focused practical measures for implementing sustainable development based on the many examples of success we have seen over the last 20 years About the Rio 20 Conference At the Rio 20 Conference world leaders along with thousands of participants from governments the private sector NGOs and other groups will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development UNCSD is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64 236 A RES 64 236 and will take place in Brazil on 20 22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development UNCED in Rio de Janeiro and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development WSSD in Johannesburg The Rio 20 Conference It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level including Heads of State and Government or other representatives The Conference will result in a

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    1992 Amongst numerous commitments the Conference called upon governments to develop national strategie UN DESA Transition to a Green Economy Benefits Challenges and Risks from a Sustainable Development Perspective UNDESA DSD UNEP UNCTAD Rio 20 Issues Briefs Issues Brief 1 Trade and Green Economy UNCSD Secretariat and UNCTAD Issues Brief 2 Options for Strengthening IFSD Peer Review UN DESA Issues Brief 3 IFSD Issues related to an intergovernmental body on SD UN DESA Issues Brief 4 Oceans UN DESA Issues Brief 5 Sustainable Cities UN DESA Issues Brief 6 Current Ideas on Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators UN DESA Issues Brief 7 Green jobs and social inclusion UN DESA Issue Brief 8 Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building UN DESA Issues Brief 9 Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture UN DESA Issues Brief 10 Regional national and local level governance for sustainable development UN DESA Issues Brief 11 Water UN DESA Issues Brief 12 Science and Technology for Sustainable Development UN DESA Issues Brief 13 Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in Emerging and Developing Economies UN DESA Issues Brief 14 Population dynamics and sustainable development UN DESA Issues Brief 15 Migration and sustainable development UN DESA Issues Brief 16 Finance for the Transition to a Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication UN DESA Objective Themes The objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and address new and emerging challenges The Conference will focus on two themes a a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and b the institutional framework for sustainable development Rio 20 Issues Briefs The UNCSD Secretariat together with its partners has

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    June Rio 20 Journal Statements 20 22 June Side Events at Rio 20 Pictures Videos SD Learning Partnership Forum SD Dialogue Days Other events at Rio 20 Calendar Logistics for Rio 20 Transportation Bus schedule Conference on sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs View live webcast at United Nations Live Webcast UN News Centre Special Rio

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    up to the Conference in order to discuss the objective and themes of the Conference The Conference will be convened at the highest possible level including Heads of State of Governments and other representatives and will result in a focused political document The effectiveness of Member States engagement in Rio 20 will depend on the quality of national and regional preparations that will feed into the global process Please see our section with Member States Led Activities here Click on any of the Member States links below to read in depth information on their preparatory work and engagement towards the Rio 20 Conference and beyond Documents Application for Conference pass for Members of Delegations to Rio 20 List of participants in the round tables of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 20 22 June 2012 Note from the Permanent Mission of Brazil logistical arrangements for Rio 20 Preliminary information to participants on the Rio 20 Conference Provisional List Of Delegations To The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development RIO 20 Request for Grounds pass Security Staff Member States Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bhutan Bolivia Plurinational State of Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Costa Rica Côte d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic People s Republic of Korea Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Observer State Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    listed alphabetically below Do not Miss Framework on Implementation of Rio 20 by UN system Letter from SG Ban ki Moon to UN system Supporting National Preparations Share your work Have you shared your preparatory meetings activities publication background papers and news on this website Read more here Responses to Synthesis Report View responses from United Nations and other international organizations to the Questionnaire that made the basis of the Synthesis Report Read more Publications from the UN System A guidebook to the Green Economy Issue 1 Green Economy Green Growth and Low Carbon Development history definitions and a guide to recent publications Realizing the future we want for all The Economics of Ecosystmes and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands Tourism for a Sustainable Future More Publications Upcoming Meetings Events Renewables and Islands Global Summit 9 May 2012 10 Mar 2012 Malta Building Skills for Work and Life Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training 13 May 2012 15 May 2012 Shanghai China UNITAR UNEP E Learning Course Introduction to a Green Economy Concepts Principles and Applications 14 May 2012 22 Jun 2012 online UN System Meetings Events Add Meeting to Calendar EC ESA Plus members Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA Economic Commission for Africa ECA Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ECLAC Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO Global Environment Facility GEF International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO International Fund for Agricultural Development IFAD International Labour Organization ILO International Maritime Organization IMO International Monetary Fund IMF International Organization for Migration IOM International Telecommunication Union ITU Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS UNAIDS Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR Office of

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    de Janeiro Brazil Logistics for Rio 20 Sign in From the very beginning of the first Earth Summit in 1992 people realized that sustainable development could not be achieved by governments alone It would require the active participation of all sectors of society and all types of people consumers workers business persons farmers students teachers researchers activists indigenous communities and other communities of interest Agenda 21 formalized nine of these as the overarching categories through which all citizens could participate in the UN activities on achieving sustainable development These are officially called Major Groups Host Country Liasion A special committee of the main Brazilian civil society networks was created in late 2010 to help organize Brazilian civil society and engage with national and international partners Read more Latest News 16 Jul 2012 Good news for green rights as Ireland signs treaty 16 Jul 2012 QP appoints consultant for its Sustainable Development Team 13 Jul 2012 Building eco civilization 13 Jul 2012 Earth Summit boosts Sri Lanka s image 13 Jul 2012 Drexel engineers develop new technology for grid level electrical energy storage 12 Jul 2012 Urban Journal No Wonder Gurgaon s Revolting 12 Jul 2012 Mauritius A Sustainable Society is

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