Publications

The Future We Want
Outcome document adopted at Rio+20

Realizing the Future We Want for All
The first report from the UN system on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Realizing the Future We Want for All – recommends that new goals should build on the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals, apply to all countries, and be based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality, and sustainability.

UNDP's Submission to the RIO+20 Preparatory Process
The report outlines UNDP’s overall expectations of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). Against changing parameters like climate change, differences in population growth, age, etc, the report proposes that Rio+20 must acknowledge that economic, social and environmental objectives are not independent variables, but mutually supportive, with progress in each area facilitating advancement in the others.

Human Development Report 2011- Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All
The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together.

Triple Wins for Sustainable Development
The publication highlights national examples of progress toward sustainable development, from developing countries like Nepal and Niger, as well as emerging economies like South Africa and Croatia. These examples show how social, environmental, and economic progress can be integrated to make a more sustainable future.

The Power of Local Action: Learning from Communities on the Frontlines of Sustainable Development
The publication covers the history and scope of UNDP’s local sustainable development work, the central role of local organizations in achieving and sustaining development gains, the power of environment as a platform for rural development and local empowerment, the opportunity of localizing the MDGs, the ability for scaling to bring landscape-level transformations, and what is needed to support successful local solutions going forward.

The Power of Local Action for Sustainable Development: Lessons from 10 Years of the Equator Prize
To mark its 10th anniversary, the Equator Initiative has developed detailed case studies on all 127 winning communities. This publication provides a comprehensive review and analysis of all these case studies, identifies trends and lessons learned on local best practice, and provides structured guidance for advancing community innovation in the future.

Trade Negotiations on Environmental Goods and Services in the LDC Context
The Least Developed countries face several challenges, especially in the context of environmental goods and services’ trade talks: how to gain market access without degrading the environment and how to protect the environment without adversely affecting economic growth, while still advancing in the trade liberalization process. This paper gives recommendations to ensure participation of Least Developed countries in EGS trade and to address market access barriers.

Innovative Financing for Development: A New Model for Development Finance?
This discussion paper explores recent experiences with innovative sources of development finance in order to capture lessons learned for the more effective implementation of both current and future initiatives.

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Interactive Timeline

This interactive visualization shows the evolution of the inter-governmental process on sustainable development over the last four decades. The grey squares represent resolutions that are either referenced by or make reference to other resolutions. Clicking on a grey square will display the relationship between the resolutions via a red arc. The selected and referenced resolutions can then be downloaded.

Launch Interactive Timeline on Sustainable Development Resolutions
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UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas Invites People to Join the Global Conversation on Rio+20
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Road to Rio: What should replace the MDGs? | Rebeca Grynspan
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