UN Briefing RIO + 20 one year later… Where are we?

One year ago at RIO + 20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, UN Member States decided to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which would build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. Rio + 20 did not elaborate specific goals, but stated that these goals should be limited in number, easy to communicate, and that they should address in an integrated fashion the three essential dimensions of sustainable development—social, environmental and economic.