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Rio+20 – the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

May 25th, 2012

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, is to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20 to 22 June 2012. This also mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

The Rio+20 conference will focus on two main themes:

  1. Building a green economy to achieve sustainable development and lifting people out of poverty, including support for developing countries that will allow them to find a green path for development; and
  2. How to improve international coordination for sustainable development.

The Conference hopes to create a focused political document.

Heads of State and Governments, private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders are expected to attend the conference. Alongside official UN sessions there will be several side events, exhibitions, presentations, and public discussions. The JPIC office will be represented by Oblates from the U.N. office, General Administration, the US JPIC office and local Oblates in Brazil.

More information at Rio+ 20 at: www.uncsd2012.org

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