Rio +20

ICLEI Rio +20

The largest partnership for urban sustainability at Rio+20

The Rio+20 Global Town Hall was able to rely on a strong partnership and support from key actors, including the generous hosting and patronage by the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the cooperation with the City of Rio de Janeiro. The wide range of existing and pending partners has been invited to co-design the program for the shared purpose of strengthening the local voice and the dialogue between local, regional and national governments, the UN, science, business, civil society and other experts on just and sustainable urbanization. 

Below, please find a list of all endorsers:


The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) aims to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. More information on


The United Nations Department of Economic and SocialAff airs (UN DESA) is part of the UN secretariat and in chargeof organizing Rio+20. UN DESA and its predecessors havehelped countries around the world meet their economic,social and environmental challenges for more than 50years. For more information please visit


The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)was adopted in 1994 and focuses on desertification and landdegredation. For more information please visit

UN Climate Change Secretariat

The UN Climate Change Secretariat supports the work ofthe UN Framework Convention on Climate Change andencourages cooperative action by States to combat climatechange and its impact on humanity and ecosystems.More information can be found on


United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCDB)entered into force in 1993 and aims to conserve global biologicaldiversity. More information can be found on

UN Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiativefor businesses that are committed to aligning their operationsand strategies with ten universally accepted principles in theareas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.For more information, please visit




The United Nations Industrial Development Organization(UNIDO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its mandateis to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial developmentin developing countries and economies in transition, andwork towards improving living conditions in the world‘s poorestcountries. More information can be found on


The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companiesthat galvanizes the global business community to createa sustainable future for business, society and the environment.More information can be found on


The United Nations International Strategy for DisasterReduction (UNISDR) aims to serve as the focal point in theUnited Nations system for the coordination of disasterreduction and to ensure synergies among disaster reductionactivities. More information can be found on

Prefeitura Belo Horizonte

The City of Belo Horizonte is the third largest metrpolitanarea in Brazil and hosts the ICLEI World Congresswhich will take place there 14-18 June 2012. For moreinformation please visit


Frente Nacional de Prefeitos (FNP) is a leadingBrazilian local government organization. Moreinformation can be found on


The International Council for Science (ICSU) is a nongovernmentalorganisation with a global membership of120 national scientifi c bodies and 31 International Scientific Unions working to strengthen international science andits utility for society. More information on

Wuppertal Institute

The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energyundertakes research and develops models, strategies andinstruments for transitions to a sustainable development atlocal, national and international level

Committee of the Regions

The role of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) is to putforward local and regional points of view on EU legislation.It must be consulted before EU decisions are taken onmatters concerning local and regional governments



Envi (EP committe for environment, public health, and food safety)

ENVI is the largest legislative committee in the European Parliament and it engages with the concerns of citizens all over Europe as far as they pertain to environmental, health, and food safety legislation in the EU. More information can be found on

Mayors For Peace

Mayors for Peace, with 5,276 member cities in 153 countries and regions, is the leading international organization devoted to protecting cities from the scourge of war and mass destruction. With the Rio+20 Appeal the global network of local authorities calls for redirecting military expenditures to fund sustainable development``.  Mayors for Peace - Rio+20 Appeal


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. For more information, please visit

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