The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20 to 22 June 2012.
Rio+20 was one of the biggest international gatherings of 2012, and the largest event in the history of the United Nations. It presented an opportunity to re-direct and re-energise political commitment to the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social improvement and environmental protection.
Rio+20 focused on two themes:
- A Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
- The institutional framework for sustainable development
At the culmination of the conference, United Nations Member States, including Australia, agreed the Future We Want outcomes document by consensus.
Australia has developed the Outcomes for Australia document, which highlights the priorities for Australia coming out of Rio+20, and includes the work already being done in these areas.
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