The time to act is now. Be part of the journey towards a sustainable future, building the future WE want.
In June 2012, 40,000 people met in Rio de Janeiro and agreed that change was needed in response to the severe sustainability challenges that the world is facing and which demand coordinated global responses.
Following up on Rio+20, the UN is continuing its efforts to promote sustainable development and to prepare a new development agenda that will take us beyond 2015.
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is taking action. On 24 September, the Council will gather government representatives from all over the world to focus on sustainable development.
To help shape the conversation at this upcoming ministerial meeting, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Department of Public Information have launched an online forum to collect your input.
Video Information -- Produced by the Communication and Information Management Service of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Department of Public Information. Narrated by Grace Barrett, Speeches by Ms. Brittany Tilford, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Wangari Maathai, and Mr. Bill Gates. Edited by Erin Moore. Sound by Predrag Vasic. Footage provided by UNTV, Erin Moore, and Mary Ferreira.