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Rio+20
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
20 June 2012 - 22 June 2012



News
Climate Change: Understanding Rio+20
03 April 2012, IRIN News
Rio+20 - Furthering Sustainable Development or Economic Growth?
22 March 2012, allAfrica.com
Experts call for human rights in development goals
20 March 2012, eco news
Rio+20 African Delegates Meet in New York to Discuss 'One Voice for Africa'
19 March 2012, allAfrica.com

Have you registered for ARDD 2012, a side event at Rio+20? If not click here to register:
https://www.agricultureday.org/registration.php
Related information
View webpage Provocation 6: Rural youth today, farmers tomorrow?
View webpage Rio+20: outreach
View webpage Rio+20: Side Events Calender

Background

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.

Objective of the Conference

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


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