Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rio +20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June 2012

Accreditation for Major Groups is now closed. Registration for accredited Major Groups is open until 20 May 2012. 

For more information on the conference, please visit the official UN website.

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General Info

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, marking 20 years since the historical Rio Earth Summit, which catalyzed global action on sustainable development and its three pillars:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Social Equity
  • Economic improvement

The two major themes in 2012 will be Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and Institutional Framework for sustainable development.

In the lead up to Rio+20, WFUNA is raising awareness on the need to upgrade the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to a UN Specialized Agency: A Global Environmental Organization.


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