Implementation of Rio+20:

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June 2012. It resulted in an outcome document, The Future We Want which contains clear and practical measures for implementing sustainable development. The conference focused on two main themes: green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and improving institutional framework for sustainable development. Among the many measures, Member States decided to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda. Rio+20 also galvanized the attention of thousands of representatives of the UN system and major groups. It resulted in over 700 voluntary commitmentsand witnessed the formation of new partnerships to advance sustainable development. For more information about implementation post-Rio+20 you can also see:

Sustainable development knowledge platform website (en inglés)

Press releases

The Region's Countries Agreed on a Shared Vision for Making Progress with Access Rights in terms of Environmental Matters

ECLAC and the Government of Peru organized a meeting on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Region's Countries Approve 2014 Action Plan to Strengthen Rights of Access in Environmental Matters

The aim is to make progress towards concluding a regional instrument for the full implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on the Environment and Development.

Authorities and Experts Call for a Global, Unified, Comprehensive and Equitable Post-2015 Development Agenda

Latin American and Caribbean countries met to assess progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals and the Rio+20 agreements.

Countries Approve Road Map for Regional Instrument on Access to Environmental Information, Participation and Justice

Latin American and Caribbean nations agree to strengthen regional cooperation and dialogue on environmental matters.

ECLAC and the Future We Want