Rio+20: The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Rio+20: The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development


June 20, 2012 - June 22, 2012    
All Day


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, where countries adopted Agenda 21 — a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection — the UN is again bringing together governments, international institutions and major groups to agree on a range of smart measures that can reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of resources.

The official discussions will focus on two main themes: How to build a green economy to achieve 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.

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20

Water for sustainable development

Water is a vital ingredient for the transition to a green economy, for poverty reduction and for sustainable development in all countries. Increased investment in water infrastructure and governance is crucial if the goals of Rio+20 are to be achieved.

CGIAR at Rio+20

CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future, believes that a profound change is needed in the global food and agriculture system if there is to beam of hope of feeding the world’s growing population and raising the most disadvantaged out of poverty.

Rio+20 Dialogue on Water

Date: June 16-19, 2012
Venue: Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro

The Sustainable Development Dialogues convene experts and stakeholders from civil society, the private sector, NGOs and the scientific community to define recommendations that will be taken directly to the heads of state and government during the high-level segment of Rio+20.

Agriculture and Rural Development Day at Rio+20

Date: June 18, 2012
Venue: Sul America Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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