UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) - 'Rio+20'

Submitted by Celine Dondeynaz on 21 January, 2011 - 10:41
Start 04/06/2012 - 09:00 End 06/06/2012 - 18:00
Rio de Janeiro
22° 54' 12.7404" S, 43° 12' 34.5132" W

On 4th-6th June 2012, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) or 'Rio+20' will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Also referred to as the Rio+20 Earth Summit, due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992, the objectives of the Summit are: to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges.

The Summit will also focus on two specific themes: a green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

The full text of Resolution A/RES/64/236, which endorsed the Summit is available here.


MORE INFO RIO+20 website