Rio+20 Legacy: World Centre for Sustainable Development Launched by Brazil and UNDP
As a major and concrete legacy of the Rio+20 Conference, the Brazilian Government announced the creation of Rio+ Centre, the World Centre for Sustainable Development, at a ceremony this morning attended by Izabella Teixeira, Brazil’s Minister for the Environment and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.

Helen Clark Video Blog on Rio+20
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark says that with the experience sharing generated around Rio+20, it will be possible to achieve sustainable development that also takes into account the environment.

Going Beyond GDP, UNDP Proposes Human Development Measure of Sustainability
In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, UNDP presented the conceptual groundwork for a future ‘Sustainable Human Development Index,’ which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta Vieira da Silva Invites People to Join the Global Conversation on Rio+20
World renowned Brazilian soccer player and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta Vieira da Silva launches a video message to invite people to join global conversation alongside the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20.

The Future We Want 
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a video spot "The Future We Want" which will be part of the "Future We Want" campaign of the United Nations ahead of the Conference on Sustainable Development, or 'Rio+20,' to be held in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012. The video aims at explaining the foundation of sustainable development planning, i.e., each policy and investment decision must take into equal consideration its economic, social and environmental impacts.

Helen Clark speaks on the upcoming Rio+20 Conference 
The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20” is a forum on how to make sustainable development a reality for seven billion people today, and to define the future we want for nine billion by 2050.

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas Invites People to Join the Global Conversation on Rio+20
Ensuring viable livelihoods is an important public policy concern today. The opening up of the economy has created a demand for technical and skilled manpower. This demand can be met if we can enhance the skills and knowledge of our labour force.

Nepal: Expanding Access to Renewable Energy 
In the run up to Rio+20 summit, this second UNDP video public service announcement on sustainable energy for all, highlights how a micro hydropower plant, installed in Kharbang in Nepal, with the support of UNDP, is providing almost one million people access to electricity from renewable energy sources.

Bringing the Social to Rio+20
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) launched a series of videos called “Bringing the Social to Rio+20“. The films, use footage from recordings and interviews from the 2011 UNRISD conference, “Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social Dimension“. It explores green economy’s potential as a path to inclusive, sustainable development and poverty eradication.



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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
The future we want


UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas Invites People to Join the Global Conversation on Rio+20


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