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18–23 Jun 12

People’s Summit for Sustainable Development

Rio de Janeiro

The Peoples’ Summit is being organized by 150 organizations, entities and social movements from various countries, and is scheduled to take place in parallel to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The objective of the Summit is to request governments to give political power to the Conference, in order to avoid the need for a “Rio+40” and the holding of conferences that have limited implementation power.

Further Reading

26 Oct 11

In Bonn, the United Nations are working towards sustainable development worldwide with more than 950 employees in 18 secretariats.

23 May 12

World Bank Group identifies six key issues and key messages for Rio+20

19 Apr 11

Interview with Uschi Eid, Vice-Chair of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB)

NEXUS in the Media

12 Jun 12

IPS news

he headline in a New York newspaper last March captured the essence of a future potential threat to political stability the world over: “U.S. Report Sees Tensions Over Water.” The study, a collective vision of the U.S. intelligence community, warned that during the next 10 years, many countries important to the United States will “almost certainly experience water problems - shortages, poor water quality or floods - that will contribute to the risk of instability and state failure, and increase regional tensions.”

10 Feb 14

Two Circles

This short article points out that high ranking international leaders take part in the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

30 May 12


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have become a contentious proposal among Member States that are currently negotiating the outcome document for Rio+20. Member States and the international community are looking for the successors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which will expire in 2015. The current framework helped the international community to rally behind a common understanding of poverty eradication, and it provided targets and indicators to guide policy decisions. However, the MDGs overemphasised economic poverty and gave limited attention to the structural causes of poverty or to sustainable development.

23 Apr 12

Gulf Times

The importance of generating adequate drinking water in the region’s states to meet the growing demand without causing any harm to the future generations’ water needs was yesterday highlighted by Qatar Minister of Energy and Industry HE Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

30 Jul 15

The Conversation

The UN’s Open Working Group has been crafting a comprehensive package of goals and targets that can drive global efforts towards a sustainable and poverty-free world by 2030.


  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen