The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was held 20-22 June 2012 with the aim to define the sustainable development agenda for the coming decades. There were several ways in which people joined the conversation and lent their voice for Rio+20.
Social Media engagement at Rio+20
Social media was used to widely engage civil society networks and the public at large. At the Women’s Leaders Forum, social media enabled interactive sessions with questions coming from online users. Questions related to gender equality and sustainable development was submitted during the Forum and other the panel events through the hashtag #WomenRio. Social media was also used to disseminate daily information on UN Women’s messages, events and priorities on sustainable development. UN Women tweeted from @UN_Women in English, @ONUFemmes in French and @ONUMujeres in Spanish and Portuguese.
On 13 June 2012, UN Women facilitated a twitter chat with UN Women expert Ms. Saraswathi Menon. The summary of the Chat is now available below :
Women on the Road to Rio+20
The Women’s Major Group gathered voices for a position statement on Women’s Vision for Rio+20: an Equitable and Sustainable World. If interested in becoming more engaged with the Women’s Major Group to the UNCSD, go to “How to Join Women on the Road to Rio+20”
- Join the Rio+20 Dialogues English | French | Spanish | Portuguese
- Sustainable Development Dialogues Gender Paper: Gender equality and women’s empowerment: Essential to fighting poverty and advancing sustainable development English | French | Spanish
- Sustainable Development Dialogues Gender Paper: The Centrality of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Sustainable Development Priority Areas: Urbanization, Energy and Water English | French | Spanish