Special Focus: Rio+20
Rio+20 - The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)
Rio+20 - The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20-22 June 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro. Several feminists, women’s rights advocates and organizations tried to influence the UN negotiations through the Women's Major Group, while others organized the Women's Global Territory at the People's Summit, a parallel forum to the official process where diverse groups of civil society movements including feminist, peasants, indigenous peoples, trade unions and environmental movements gathered from 15 to 23 June 2012. Find out what happened during Rio+20, what the outcomes were and how these affect women and women’s rights.
Women's groups’ statements and reactions
Various feminists, women’s rights advocates and organizations participated in the Rio processes, read their reactions and statements.
Other CSO groups statements and reactions
Diverse groups of civil society movements including, peasants, indigenous peoples, trade unions and environmental movements, participated in the Rio processes, read their reactions and statements.
Key official documents
The UNCSD - Rio+20 Conference brought together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, to discuss poverty reduction, advancing social equity and environmental protection. Read the official United Nations and government documents and statements.
People's Summit documents
The People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice, organized by global civil society, took place from15 -23 June at Flamengo, in Rio de Janeiro, in parallel to the UNCSD. Read the key documents from the Summit.
News and analysis articles
Read news and analysis coming out of Rio.
Find links to key webpages where you can access important information about Rio+20.