Follow-up to Rio+20, including Voluntary Commitments, is now done through the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, available at http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org Voluntary Commitments at the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?menu=1348
Please click on the appropriate links below to sign in and make a Voluntary Commitment
- Member States
- UN System/Other IGOs
- Major Groups and all other organizations, including civil society and business
- Summary of Voluntary Commitments registered at Rio+20
- Information Note on Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments (PDF)
Rio+20 Voluntary CommitmentsThe United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) was an action-oriented conference, where all stakeholders, including Major Groups, the UN System/IGOs, and Member States were invited to make commitments focusing on delivering concrete results for sustainable development on a voluntary basis. All organizers of side events at Rio+20 were also strongly encouraged to register commitments as part of the outcomes of their side events. By the end of the Conference, over 700 voluntary commitments were announced and compiled into an online registry managed by the Rio+20 Secretariat, initiating a new bottom-up approach towards the advancement of sustainable development. As mandated by the Conference outcome, this registry of commitments will continue to welcome registrations and to deliver transparent and accessible information to the follow-up process. All commitments to be registered should be specific, measurable, funded, new (or extension of an existing commitment) and should cover at least one of the below sustainable development areas. In order to facilitate periodic reporting on progress of implementation, it is important that at least one tangible deliverable is specified, along with the estimated timeline for completion. Resources devoted to the delivery of commitments should also be specified, including financing, staff or technical expertise, and in-kind contribution. Please refer to the Information pack (above) for further information. To register your voluntary commitment, please sign in to your account and fill out the registration form. You will need a username/password to access your account. If you don't already have one, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and kindly indicate the name of your organization in the email. Note: Business & Industry stakeholders can choose to either register your commitment with us here, or alternatively, register via http://business.un.org/commitments. The United Nations reserve full rights to review the information submitted for accuracy and relevance before finally being published.