The United Nations is currently preparing for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come 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 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.
The Rio+20 Conference It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The Conference will result in a focused political document aimed at promoting sustainable development
So what is sustainable development?
Sustainable development is defined as working towards meeting 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.
Friends of Humanity supports long-term global development by promoting sustainable efforts in economic development, social development, and environmental protection. Read more about an FOH project on environmental protection in Jardim de Juramidam, Brazil here.
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A video about the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development