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Earth Summit 2012. Rio +20. Photo Source: The Guardian. Secretary General’s Statement. Video Source: United Nations YouTube Channel.

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Earth summit 2012

Earth Summit 2012

Rio +20

Photo Source: The Guardian


Secretary general s statement
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
Brief Overview 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.”

  • 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
Themes of the Conference 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.”

  • 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
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 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.”

  • 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
The agenda of the UNCSD 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.”

  • 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
Links and References 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.”

  • 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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