JUNE 20, 2012 – Rio+20

RIO20

RIO20United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 20 – 22 Jun 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236). The Conference 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. 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 focused political document. The seven areas which need priority attention include decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness. 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.