From 20-22 June 2012, thousands of delegates and heads of state will meet in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss the world’s future
. This conference could be con-sidered as the most important one in the history of the United Nations so far:
The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development
In 1992, Rio was the stage for the first Earth Summit,where it was recognized that human actions and theway humans had been organizing the world was caus-ing severe inequality and harm to the planet. It be-came urgent to make
apriority to secure the survival of the planet.Twenty years on, a lot of positive changes have taken
place, but it’s not enough. A lot of things still need
fixing. This means that strong decisions need to betaken at Rio in June.
Everyone should participate in making those decisions happen.
The decisions taken in Riothis June will have an impact on how the world will be, and on the future of young people across the world.
Something big is happening….
Most of us will not be able to travel to Rio. However, the most important decision makers are
. Sustainabledevelopment is not just for politicians to handle
as young people, we inherit the consequences of the deci-sions taken now. This is why it is important for each of us to think globally, act locally and raise our voice.Every action counts!
This toolkit series will help you to:
Gain more practical knowledge about sustainable development
Become informed about the background and happenings related to Rio+20
Take local action by joining other young people to makea real, lasting impact on shaping the brighter future weall want!
Thank you for taking the step to learn more about sustainabledevelopment, Rio+20, and you! Look out for webinars, videosand other information. We look forward to keeping you in theknow!
IN THIS ISSUE
What is SustainableDevelopmentpp. 2 - 3
Introduction to MGCY
pp. 4 - 5
Developing yourpersonal message pp.6 - 8
Success Storiesp. 9