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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    occupancy during the conference While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio 20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit http www rio20 gov br For information

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    media it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio 20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit http www rio20 gov br For information regarding room availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations Documents Logo Use Guidelines and Waiver of Liability Form Logo Use Guidelines and Waiver of Liability Form The logo for the Conference short Rio 20 logo was designed by the Graphic Design Unit of the United Nations Department of Public Information in New York The logo shows the three components of sustainable development social equity economic growth and environmental protection connected in the shape of a globe The three colours blend into each other indicating the interconnectedness of the different components The words United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development appear below the logo together with the informal name of the event Rio 20 The Rio 20 logo is available in the six official United Nations languages English French Spanish Russian Arabic and Chinese as well as in Portuguese Stakeholders are encouraged to translate the text into other languages but shall state clearly that they are solely responsible for the accuracy of the translation They should further acknowledge that the United Nations shall not assume any responsibility or liability arising from the translated text Any non UN entity wishing to use the Rio 20 logo for information and or fund raising purposes must submit a signed waiver

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  • Rio+20 : UN senior officials highlight Rio+20 achievements
    the achievements made during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 held last week in Rio de Janeiro Brazil stressing that they represent a global movement of change in which governments the private sector and civil society all contribute to achieve global prosperity while protecting the environment Let me be clear Rio 20 was a success said Secretary General Ban Ki moon at a General Assembly meeting on the outcome of the Conference In Rio we saw the further evolution of an undeniable global movement for change More than 40 000 people including parliamentarians mayors UN officials chief executive officers and civil society leaders attended Rio 20 from 20 22 June The event followed on from the Earth Summit in 1992 also held in Rio de Janeiro during which countries adopted Agenda 21 a blueprint to rethink economic growth advance social equity and ensure environmental protection In his remarks Mr Ban highlighted several parts of the Rio 20 outcome document entitled The Future We Want which he hailed as an important victory for multilateralism after months of difficult negotiations Through the document the UN chief said countries renewed their political commitment to sustainable development agreed to establish a set of sustainable development goals SDGs and established a high level political forum on sustainable development The outcome document also calls for a wide range of actions such as detailing how the green economy can be used as a tool to achieve sustainable development strengthening the UN Environment Programme UNEP promoting corporate sustainability reporting measures taking steps to go beyond gross domestic product to assess the well being of a country developing a strategy for sustainable development financing and adopting a framework for tackling sustainable consumption and production It also focuses on improving gender equity recognizing the importance of voluntary

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  • Rio+20 : Rio+20 in Numbers
    UN Department of Public Information Rio 20 in Numbers Over nine days 13 to 22 June thousands of events were held in the lead up to and during Rio 20 the UN Conference on Sustainable Development throughout Rio de Janeiro including more than 500 official and side events at the Riocentro Convention Center where the conference was held Rio 20 was the biggest UN conference ever held with broad participation of leaders from Government business and civil society as well as UN officials academics journalists and the general public Below are some key figures from Rio 20 Commitments More than 513 billion mobilized in commitments for sustainable development including in the areas of energy transport green economy disaster reduction desertification water forests and agriculture 692 voluntary commitments for sustainable development registered by governments business civil society groups universities and others Over 100 Governments were represented at the Head of State level participants included 57 Heads of State 8 Vice Presidents 31 Heads of Government and 9 Deputy Prime Ministers Additionally 487 Ministers attended Number of side events held inside Riocentro 13 22 June 498 Number of voluntary commitments 713 as of 26 June Riocentro Event Space Total area of Riocentro 571 000 m² of which 100 000 m² was constructed for Rio 20 205 km fiber optic cable network Wireless Internet access for up to 32 000 concurrent users 8 km of telephone cables More than 5 000 ICT assets computers network equipment Network capacity equivalent to a city of 120 000 inhabitants Shared infrastructure of 600 workstations 17 restaurants in the food court 36 X ray portals Transportation to Riocentro About 350 buses transported accredited participants Seven bus lines connected from Center South Zone and Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro to Riocentro Two lines connected from Rio

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    in 1977 Runners enjoyed Lady Bird s Keep America Beautiful wild flowers which restored vast food acres from erosion 5 May 2012 Countries agree to extend negotiations on Rio 20 outcome document Representatives from governments negotiating the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference Rio 20 today agreed to add five more days of deliberations to bridge differences that have kept them from making further progress in negotiations 10 May 2012 Ban urges progress in Rio 20 negotiations names post 2015 High level Panel co chairs Secretary General Ban Ki moon today urged countries to make progress in their negotiations of the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference Rio 20 next month We are at a crucial stage Mr Ban told the members of the General Assembly in New York this afternoon We have about 40 days and 40 nights to Rio We must use every moment 31 May 2012 Brice Lalonde will host a social media video chat with young people Make some noise This was the request of Secretary General Ban Ki moon as he urged young people to help push negotiations in preparation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference Rio 20 taking place in just three weeks in Rio de Janeiro Brazil To help encourage youth participation a live Google Hangout with Mr Brice Lalonde Executive Coordinator of Rio 20 is scheduled for Friday 1st June at 10 30am EST 5 Jun 2012 Ahead of summit Ban urges G20 to focus on promoting sustainable economic growth As the world s leading economies prepare to meet later this month in Mexico Secretary General Ban Ki moon today stressed the need to find ways to stimulate the global economy and create jobs while ensuring inclusive green growth that drives sustainable development 6 Jun 2012 Rio 20 must result in concrete decisions to advance sustainable development Ban With just two weeks until the start of a major United Nations sustainable development conference Secretary General Ban Ki moon today urged countries to step up efforts to achieve concrete decisions to reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs clean energy and more sustainable and fair use of resources 10 Jun 2012 Despite agreed environmental goals world still on unsustainable path UN The United Nations environment agency today warned that the world continues to speed down an unsustainable path in spite of hundreds of internationally agreed goals to protect the planet and stressed that drastic actions and big scale measures are needed to reverse this pattern 20 Jun 2012 Rio 20 At downtown gathering citizens voice concerns at People s Summit Thousands of citizens and members of civil society organizations from around the world have been gathering in downtown Rio de Janeiro Brazil to voice their concerns on the issues being discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 One of the gatherings running in parallel to the official Rio 20 meeting is the so called People s Summit which has attracted environmentalists unions and

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    package of commitments for action and agreement by world leaders on path for a sustainable future More than 500 billion mobilized with over 700 commitments made 22 Jun 2012 UN goes PaperSmart at Rio 20 to minimize environmental impact In a move towards greater sustainability Rio 20 is the first major UN conference to carry out a PaperSmart programme to cut paper use vastly reducing paper consumption by close to 20 million sheets 21 Jun 2012 Sustainable Energy for All Commitments Highlights at Rio 20 The UN Secretary General s Sustainable Energy for All initiative is about driving actions and mobilizing commitments towards three objectives all to be achieved by 2030 ensuring energy access doubling energy efficiency and doubling the share of renewable energy 20 Jun 2012 New Countries to Start Phase Out of Inefficient Lighting with Major Economic and Climate Benefits A Transition to a Green Economy Can Assist in Fast Tracking Food Security and More Diverse and Productive Landscapes 20 Jun 2012 New Report Warns Ecological Foundations that Support Food Security Are Being Undermined Avoiding Future Famines Reports A Transition to a Green Economy Can Assist in Fast Tracking Food Security and More Diverse and Productive Landscapes 20 Jun 2012 New Global Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative Harnesses Power of Public Spending to Fast track Green Economy Transition Sustainable Public Procurement From Sao Paolo to Hong Kong Inspiring Examples Demonstrate SPP Benefits to Economy Communities and the Environment 20 Jun 2012 Rio 20 opens after countries reach agreement to spur action on sustainable development Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon Astronauts and Cosmonauts and youth to open global conference for a sustainable future 19 Jun 2012 UNFPA to launch report on population and sustainable development at Rio 20 Study addresses key role of population dynamics in planning and policymaking for sustainability 19 Jun 2012 Tourism â a development opportunity for Small Island States finds UNWTO report International tourism is one of the principal economic activities of Small Island Developing States SIDS A new UNWTO report launched on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development RIO 20 confirms tourism as an essential source of job opportunities livelihood foreign exchange and inclusive growth for these countries 18 Jun 2012 Sustainable Energy for All Initiative Releases Major New Commitments to Action by Governments Private Sector and Civil Society ahead of Rio 20 Conference UN Secretary General Ban Ki moons Sustainable Energy for All initiative today released further commitments to action from a wide range of stakeholders in support of the Secretary Generals vision of achieving sustainable energy for all by 2030 18 Jun 2012 Global Renewable Energy Investment Powers to Record 257 Billion Installations up but manufacturer overcapacity drives down margins Sector s maturation recalls early days of auto industry Huge gains for solar and investment surge in US drive global growth in 2011 18 Jun 2012 World Remains on Unsustainable Track Despite Hundreds of Internationally Agreed Goals and Objectives Ambitious Set of Sustainability Targets

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    of the General Assembly the Secretary General said the Panel s vision also included reducing inequality while combating climate change and ensuring respect for a range of other planetary boundaries Its 56 recommendations fell under three main headings empowering people to make sustainable choices working towards a sustainable economy and strengthening institutional governance 22 Dec 2011 Effects of Global Crises on Poor Countries Sustainable Development Conference Feature as General Assembly Considers Reports of Second Committee The developing world s vulnerability to the prevailing multiple global crises and preparations for the June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development were prominent among the concerns of the Second Committee Economic and Financial as the 42 draft resolutions and 4 draft decisions it had recommended for action by the General Assembly were adopted today 2 Jun 2011 Greening World s Economies Debated as Viable Pathway to Development Destination as General Assembly Considers Shortcomings of Prevailing Growth Models Deputy Secretary General Says Adjustments Will Not Be Easy but Will Pay Off In Long Term Assembly President Says We Can No Longer Afford to Wait to Act United Nations Deputy Secretary General Asha Rose Migiro this morning made a strong call for creating a global green economy characterized by abundant jobs sustainable livelihoods dynamic economic growth and clean energy Kicking off a day long informal General Assembly thematic debate on Green economy a pathway to sustainable development Ms Migiro said the green economy also must address the menaces caused by climate change notably food and energy insecurity and deforestation The debate which aimed to guide next year s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development known as Rio 20 featured a morning panel discussion on the characteristics of the green economy and its potential for achieving sustainable development and an afternoon discussion on approaches to create such an economy 8 Mar 2011 Preparatory Committee for United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developments Concludes by Adopting Decision Outlining Contents Format of Outcome Document To deliver on the singular promise of sustainable development and the gains made over the past 20 years in defining its three pillared approach linking economic development social development and environmental protection the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development must shift the discussion from function to form especially within the United Nations system the Preparatory Committee for that meeting heard today as it concluded its second session 8 Mar 2011 Press Conference on Preparations for 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to be held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil next June would give the international community a unique opportunity to build a global economic development model aimed at improving people s lives and ensuring social equity while reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcity the event s Secretary General said today 7 Mar 2011 COMITÉ PRÉPARATOIRE DE RIO 20 LES DÉLÉGATIONS DÉBATTENT DU CONCEPT D ÉCONOMIE VERTE SOURCE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET D ÉLIMINATION DE LA PAUVRETÉ Le Comité préparatoire de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur

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  • Rio+20 : Rio+20 Brochure - The Future We Want
    Data Videos Logo Guidelines Rio 20 Brochure The Future We Want UN DPI Rio 20 the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to take place in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in June 2012 is a historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer more equitable cleaner greener and more prosperous world for all Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio where countries adopted Agenda

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