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Malaysia’s FOCAL POINT at Rio+20

Mr. Azhar Noraini, Director
Environmental and Natural Resource Section
Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister’s Department
Block B5 & B6, Parcel B, Federal Government Administrative Centre
62650, Putrajaya, Malaysia
+603 88723231

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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

In 2012 the United Nations will convene the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio 2012 or Rio+20, hosted by Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, as a 20-year follow-up to the historic 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) that was held in the same city. The conference is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

The decision to hold the conference in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro was made by UN General Assembly Resolution A/RES/64/236 on 24 December 2009

Rio+20: an introduction for children and youth

What is Rio+20?

Heather Libby • March 30, 2012

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Creative Commons: Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz, 2006

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) 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.

Themes of the Conference

The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Seven priority areas

The preparations for Rio+20 have highlighted seven areas which need priority attention. To learn more about each of them, click the links below:

Who is attending?

Our partners at the Natural Resources Defence Council are tracking the confirmed attendees to Rio+20 on their website Major world leaders who have not yet (as of 31 May) agreed to attend include United States President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others.

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Why do we need Rio+20?

If we are to leave a liveable world to our children and grandchildren, the challenges of widespread poverty and environmental destruction need to be tackled now.

  • The world today has 7 billion people – by 2050, there will be 9 billion.
  • One out of every five people – 1.4 billion – currently lives on $1.25 a day or less.
  • A billion and half people in the world don’t have access to electricity.
  • Two and a half billion people don’t have a toilet.
  • Almost a billion people go hungry every day.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and more than a third of all known species could go extinct if climate change continues unchecked.

The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio laid the groundwork. Rio+20 is a new opportunity to think globally so that we can all act locally to secure our common future.

Want to find out more? Read the brochure PDF


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