Input to Compilation Document
Responses from Synthesis Report
Statements (4)
External Web site

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Focal Point
Ms. Anne Marie Sloth Carlsen
Climate Change Advisor

Mr. David Payton
Senior Advisor

Side Events at Rio+20

Meetings & Activities


20 Jun 2012 - Going beyond GDP, UNDP proposes human development measure of sustainability

In a high-level forum at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development today UNDP presented the conceptual groundwork for a future “Sustainable Human Development Index,” which would recognize the cost of human development to future generations.

6 Jun 2012 - Celebrities join UNDP video spot ahead of Rio+20

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a video spot ?The Future We Want? which uses voices of Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, French actor Lambert Wilson, Brazilian football star Marta Vieira da Silva and Italian actress Laura Morante, to explain what sustainable development is to mainstream audiences.

6 Jun 2012 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges public to vote on ?The Future You Want?

Experts from more than 150 countries propose recommendations on how to move towards a sustainable future at

9 May 2012 - Twenty Small Island Developing States announce new actions that reduce dependence on fossil fuels and end poverty

The Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States Conference concluded yesterday with the adoption of the ?Barbados Declaration? calling for universal access to modern and affordable renewable energy services, while protecting environment, ending poverty and creating new opportunities for economic growth.

7 May 2012 - Reducing dependence on fossil fuels essential for sustainable progress in SIDS, says UN Secretary-General

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) need to free themselves from dependence on fossil fuel imports and transform their energy sectors to encompass modern, efficient, clean and renewable sources of energy, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message to an audience of prime ministers, ministers, international experts, civil society leaders and business executives at the Barbados Conference today

1 May 2012 - Small Island States Take Steps to Become Energy Independent and End Poverty

High-level forum in Barbados to chart a new ?Sustainable Energy for All? roadmap
ahead of ?Rio+20? Conference

11 Apr 2012 - Road to Rio: Women 'out of sight, out of mind?

?Road to Rio? is a series of blog posts by senior officials of UNDP, outlining some of the key challenges around human development central for achieving the sustainable future we want.

23 Mar 2012 - Global Human Development Forum adopts ?Istanbul Declaration? urging action at ?Rio+20?

Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an ?Istanbul Declaration? calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June

16 Mar 2012 - UNDP launches International Platform for Global Water Solidarity to Engage Local Actors From the North and South to Develop Local Solutions to Challenges of Water and Sanitation

Participants at World Water Forum sign International Charter to promote universal access to water and sanitation services through local-level solidarity

Background papers/Position papers
The Istanbul Declaration English Version (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))

The Istanbul Declaration Spanish version (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))

The Istanbul Declaration French version (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))

The Barbados Declaration English version (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Barbados Declaration on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

We, the Ministers and other Heads of Delegation of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) present at the Ministerial Conference on ?Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS ? Challenges, Opportunities, Commitments? in Bridgetown, Barbados 7-8 May 2012

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