Synthesis of national reports for Rio+20

In the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which took place in Brazil in June 2012, there were numerous efforts in countries around the world to help Governments, Civil Society Organizations and individuals prepare for the event. One of the more significant efforts led by UNDP in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) was a support programme to 72 countries across all regions to build a consensus on national views around the themes and objectives of the Rio+20 Conference. This report is a synthesis of information from over 60 country reports received as a result of the joint UNDP-UNDESA collaboration to support countries in the lead up to Rio+20.