The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, was hosted from 20 to 22 June 2012 by Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. UN conference on Sustainable Development 2012 brought together more than 100 heads of state and government, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, to shape the strategies on reducing poverty, advancing social equity and ensuring environmental protection to get to the future we want.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and takes 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.
The Conference focused on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development. The preparations for Rio+20 have highlighted seven areas which need priority attention; these include decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster risks.
More than 500 on-site side events organized by Governments, Major Groups, Organizations from the UN system and other International Organizations took place in RioCentro during Prepcom III (13-15 June), the Sustainable Development Dialogue Days (16-19 June) and the Summit (20-22 June).
The Conference resulted in a focused political document, which is called the Future We Want.
Outcome Document: The Future We Want (English) (Arabic) (French)