CEB Joint Statement

17 April 2012

Chief Executives Board for Coordination                                                                     
Spring 2012 Regular Session



CEB Joint Statement to Rio +20

1. We, members of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board, are strongly committed to the success of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). We recognize that sustainable development has been an overarching goal of the international community since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. We urge world leaders who will gather at Rio+20 to renew the political commitment towards this goal so as to reset the world on a sustainable development path.

2. We reaffirm the continuing validity of the UNCED outcomes. Sustainable development, with its interlinked economic, social and environmental pillars, remains a top priority for our organizations.


Goals, accountability, and measuring progress

20. A number of priority issues have emerged which might serve as the basis for identifying sustainable development goals at Rio+20. Among these are: equity, poverty, decent jobs, sustainable agriculture and food security, energy, water, sanitation, climate change, oceans, sustainable cities, sustainable transport, tourism, disaster risk reduction, health including reproductive health, population, education, including for sustainable development, science, culture, youth, access to information, gender equality and women’s empowerment and better indicators, accounting frameworks, and analytical tools for progress, based on more and better data, taking into account the needs of people today and in coming generations.


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