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.
About the Rio+20 Conference
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, came together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want. The preparations for Rio+20 highlighted 7 areas which needed priority attention. These included- decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.
What is sustainable development?
Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Seen as the guiding principle for long-term global development, sustainable development consists of three pillars: economic development, social development and environmental protection.
The Future We WantOutcome document adopted at Rio+20
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.
The future we want
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas Invites People to Join the Global Conversation on Rio+20