The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) was created and built up to implement the vision of sustainable development and management of water resources that was born at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. GWP's work was further defined and reinforced at Johannesburg in 2002, when national governments committed to develop and implement plans for integrated water resources management and water efficiency, by 2005. GWP Partners have worked hard to support national governments to act upon their commitments. Now 2012 provides another historic moment in building a more water secure world.
The GWP delegation convenes and participates in the following events:
More details in the programme of GWP participation at Rio+20.
Key Messages for Rio+20
GWP has developed, with the support of our regions, a Policy Brief to emphasise key messages to policy makers at Rio+20, based upon GWP's experiences:
- The crucial role of water as a key driver in the green economy
- The need for building more effective institutions to manage water better, especially at transboundary level
- The ongoing need for integrated approaches, ensuring water security for the economy, for society and for the environment
- The political leadership and vision essential for overcoming fragmentation.
The Policy Brief is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. All laungauge versions are availble here.
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