2023 UN Conference on the Water Action Decade
The 2023 UN Conference on the Water Action Decade will be co-hosted by the Government of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Conference will be a significant milestone in the history of the United Nations to advance internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Second Global Sustainable Transport Conference
The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held from 14-16 October 2021 in Beijing, China. It will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions towards achieving sustainable transport objectives. It will follow up on the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference, held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and is expected to indicate a way forward for sustainable transport to help achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
2020 UN Ocean Conference
[Postponed] The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States was held in Apia, Samoa, in 2014. It focused the world's attention on a group of countries that remain a special case for sustainable development in view of their unique and particular vulnerabilities.
World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Johannesburg Summit
Johannesburg Summit 2002 - the World Summit on Sustainable Development - brought together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups...
UNGASS-19 Special Session of the General Assembly to Review and Appraise the Implementation of Agenda 21
In 1992, more than 100 heads of state met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the first international Earth Summit convened to address urgent problems of environmental protection and socio-economic development. The assembled leaders signed the Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity, endorsed the Rio Declaration and the Forest Principles, and adopted Agenda 21, a 300 page plan for achieving sustainable development in the 21st century.
World Commission on Environment and Development
The General Assembly, in its resolution 38/161 of 19 December 1983, inter alia, welcomed the establishment of a special commission that should make available a report on environment and the global problematique to the year 2000 and beyond, including proposed strategies for sustainable development.
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (also known as the Stockholm Conference) was an international conference convened under United Nations auspices held in Stockholm, Sweden from June 5-16, 1972. It was the UN's first major conference on international environmental issues, and marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics.