The United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe put together the infographic belowto explain the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference currently happening in Rio de Janeiro.
“Rio+20” is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. On June 20-22, the Brazilian government expects some 110 presidents and prime ministers to join 50,000 leaders and citizens in Rio de Janeiro for the Rio+20 Earth Summit, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the historic Earth Summit in 1992. It is anticipated that countries, corporations and communities will make promises there to take action on clean energy, green economy jobs, oceans, cities and other key areas.
“Rio+20 will be one of the most important global meetings on sustainable development in our time.”
– UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The official UN slogan for the conference is “The Future We Want” and they’ve launched a social media campaign around the slogan to help find out just what people envision that being.
“Through social media, we hope to reach an ever-growing number of people about the importance of the conference and the need to take action now to advance sustainable development.” said Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the Rio+20 conference. He added that the movement was “critical for the success of Rio+20.”
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