Rio +20 and the United Nations in Vienna
UNIDO on the Road to Rio
As the momentum builds towards the United nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as Rio+20), UNIDO is pleased to share its views on what's important for Rio from the sustainable industrial development perspective. Riders will find a range of articles and publications on the UNIDO Green Industry Initiative, UNIDO's contribution to Sustainable Energy for All, as well as other reports and presentations. (
IAEA - Applying Nuclear Technology for Sustainable Development
The IAEA works to apply nuclear technology in four of the seven areas identified as priorities for Rio+20: energy, food, water and oceans.
Access to affordable energy is essential for attaining any development goals. The IAEA helps countries to identify their current and future energy needs, and to develop plans to meet these needs. If countries choose to pursue nuclear power, the IAEA helps them to do so safely, securely, economically and sustainably. The IAEA also verifies that nuclear energy is used for peaceful purposes only, thereby directly contributing to international peace and security. Its safety standards, assistance and reviews increase safety to the benefit of human health and the environment.
Rio+20 - IAEA new publication:
Nuclear Technology for a Sustainable Future (PDF)
UNOOSA - Space for Sustainable Development
Under the title "Space for Sustainble Development" UNOOSA will organize a side-event that focuses on the Contribution of Space-based Information and Technologies to Support the Implementation of Rio+20 Outcomes and Actions. The proposed side event will focus on space and its contributions that would lead to a convergence on the use of space-based technologies for sustainable development and assist in identifying the next actions that would embrace Rio+20 outcomes. The UNOOSA side event will take place on 19 June 2012, 3.30 p.m. (