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Earth Summit 2012

Rio +20

Photo Source: The Guardian


Secretary General’s Statement

Video Source: United Nations YouTube Channel


“Rio is not the end of the road, it is a beginning. A beginning of a process to define sustainable development goals that build on the Millennium Development Goals, to safeguard people and our planet, to create the future we want.”- Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon


Brief Overview

  • World leaders will meet with other participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs, and other groups.

  • The focus of the conference will be to reduce poverty, advice social equity, and ensure environmental protection.

  • Titled officially as United Nationals Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

  • In pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236

  • Being held in Brazil from 20-22 June 2012

  • This is the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference of Environment and Development and the 10th of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development.


Themes of the Conference

  • There are two main themes that the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will focus on:

    • A green economy in the context of sustainable Development poverty eradication.

    • Institutional framework for sustainable development.


SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.

    • “guiding principle for long-term global development…”

    • There are three pillars of sustainable development:

      • Economic Development

      • Social Development

      • Environmental protection


The agenda of the UNCSD

  • There are seven areas meant to be highlighted at Rio +20:

    • Decent Jobs

    • Energy

    • Sustainable Cities

    • Food Security & Sustainable Agriculture

    • Water

    • Oceans

    • Disaster Readiness


Links and References

  • http://www.holyseemission.org/statements/statement.aspx?id=383

  • www.earthsummit2012.org

  • www.UNCSD2012.org

  • First major UN conference to carry out a “PaperSmart” program:

    • http://www.uncsd2012.org/content/documents/781rio20%20sustainability%20in%20action_press%20release%20final.pdf


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