Sustainable Development Summit

Jun 20, 2012

What is Rio+20?

The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20” is a forum on how to make sustainable development a reality for seven billion people today, and to define the future we want for nine billion by 2050.

Sustainable development is about people. It is about creating jobs and improving lives while respecting the environment. Eradicating poverty, preventing conflicts, empowering women and girls, and building responsible governing institutions are critical components.

UNDP in Rio+20

Monday, 18 June

Tuesday, 19 June

Wednesday, 20 June

Thursday, 21 June

Our projects for sustainable development

CFC-elimination project


Sustainable livelihoods

A local association helps get vulnerable people off the street and earning an income, while cleaning up the city.more 

Unique approach, local partners

Over 75 percent of the population in Gaza receives aid to face food insecurity and restrictions to economic and social growth.more 

Improving daily life

Improved cook stoves are more energy efficient than traditional ones. A UNDP project has provided 75,000 stoves in various provinces of the country.more 

Investing in renewable energy

Renewable energy sources provide reliable, low-cost electricity to a large number of isolated, rural communities in Nepal.more 

Prioritizing adaptation

New awareness of climate change issues help build national capacities for mitigation and adaptation.more 

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