RIO Program Launch

In June 2012, Brazil hosted United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), popularly known as Rio+20.

Rio+20 was 10-day long mega-conference organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and saw participation from over 190 countries. Rio+20 culminated with the A/RES/66/288 – the future we want declaration.

IARC launched the RIO Program (2012-2022) during the Rio+20 Earth Summit on June 20, 2012. The main campaign was called, One Million Rios. The launch was underpinned by the idea “Bringing Rio Home.”

IARC was officially listed as Major Group Organization during UNCSD Rio+20 Earth Summit.