UNDP Issue Briefs for Rio+20
If it's not about social development, it's not sustainable.
Sustainable development needs sustainable energy for all
Rio+20: Shifting from Millennium to Sustainable Development Goals
Hunger can be ended - if agricultural develoment is sustainable.
Water is fundamental to sustainable development
Oceans under threat
If development does not allow people to migrate safely, it's not sustainable
Implementing sustainable development:Governance matters
Gender equality: key to sustainable development
Implementing Rio+20: the unfinished capacity development agenda
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    As countries prepare for the 'Rio+20' UN Conference on Sustainable Development, this report features case studies of sustainable development in practice.

Rio+20 Key Messages

Nov 2, 2015

Sustainable development is synonymous in the minds of many with the colour green.  While the greening of development is imperative, the social and economic strands of sustainable development are equally vital.  Sustainable development is about health, education, women’s empowerment, and jobs, as much as ecosystems.  It is about ever widening inclusion and movement away from decisions that erode democratic space and breed social inequality, intolerance, and violence.


‘Triple-win’ policies and programming are the future.  The key to accelerating progress towards sustainable development is expanding ‘triple win’ policies and programming that intertwine the economic, social, and environmental strands of sustainable development.


In this time of multiple crises it is tempting to focus on the ‘short term fix’.  But what we need is to reset the global development agenda.


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