Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012
Members releases- Before Rio
Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Food
In our Seven Issues, Seven Experts series UN officials tell us more about the key issues that will be discussed during the conference and how we can contribute to make our planet more sustainable.
- UN News Centre Q&A with the Chief Development Strategist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
WHO: The future we want: a healthier planet - Good health contributes to the achievement of sustainability goals
19 June 2012 | GENEVA - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+ 20) offers the world an important opportunity to both acknowledge, and benefit from the inextricable links between human health and sustainable development. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 150 million people suffer severe financial hardship each year because they fall ill, use health services and have to pay for them on the spot. Many have to sell assets or go into debt to meet the payments. 100 million people are pushed below the poverty line for these reasons. Lack of access to health services impoverishes people because they cannot work; using health services impoverishes people because they cannot pay.
Letter from Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health to leaders meeting at Rio+20
As members of the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, we call on the negotiators at the Rio+20 conference to ensure that reproductive health and voluntary family planning have a central role in any comprehensive strategy for sustainable development.
World Food Progamme: Food Security Must Be On The Table At Rio+20
They struggle to make crops grow in the parched earth. They watch in despair as their seedlings and livestock are washed away by flash floods. They stand quietly in the markets and watch others buy food that has become too expensive for them to afford. Who are they? They are the hundreds of millions of people who strive – and often fail – to get enough nutritious food each day to lead a healthy life. Hunger is the world’s greatest solvable problem. And solving it is the basis for sustainable development.
GAIN Index: A Tangible Tool Featured at U.N.'s Rio+20
June 15, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Adaptation Institute (GAIN) Director of Science & Technology Dr Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno, along with a data mapping team that has worked with clients such as the U.S. Department of State, will bring the discussion of adaptation and the GAIN Index to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development June 20-22