sustainable development

Rio+20: Interview with Ed Norton, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity

Among the thousands of people attending Rio+20 is US actor and conservation activist Edward Norton, who also serves as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity. In an interview, he told the News Centre why biological diversity and its significance for the world.

Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development kicks off with call to action

More than 100 Heads of State and government today gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the start of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.

Rio+20: at downtown gathering, citizens voice concerns at People’s Summit

Citizens and members of civil society organizations gather in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to voice their concerns on the issues being discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Water and Sanitation

Water and Sanitation – Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene - UNICEF

Rio+20: Development banks to invest $175 billion in sustainable transport

The eight largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) announced today at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that they will invest $175 billion in sustainable transportation systems over the coming decade.

Rio+20: UN agencies say tackling child hunger crucial to achieving ‘the future we want’

United Nations agencies today stressed the need to tackle child hunger and undernutrition in the pursuit of sustainable development, highlighting a joint initiative that offers practical and effective approaches to combat this problem in the most affected countries.

Rio+20: after dialogues, citizens to make recommendations on Rio+20 issues

Recommendations to be put forward to world leaders attending UN Sustainable Development Conference

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Cities

Cities – Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Joan Clos

Rio+20: UN and partners hold global online forum on sustainability issues

Online forum addressed ways in which technology and social media can contribute to sustainable development issues at heart of Rio+20 Conference

Rio+20: countries announce agreement on Conference’s outcome document

Members States today announced that they have reached an agreement on the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).