Every Woman Every Child and Rio+20


The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20”, took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, 2012, 20 years after the historic 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. “Sustainable development”, by definition, integrates economic, social and environmental issues. View the official conference website here.

Promoting women’s and children’s health is a cornerstone of creating a sustainable, stable and prosperous future, and robust sustainable development policies that take into account the health of women and children are urgently needed to ensure that we can meet the goals of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.

To make real and lasting change, we must strive to reduce poverty, improve health and education and achieve gender equality – with an emphasis on equity and reaching the world’s most vulnerable, including women and children. Investing in their health will reduce child and maternal mortality, slow population growth and break vicious cycles of poverty.

We've assembled an advocacy toolkit with additional background on Rio+20, partner activity, knowledge summaries and messaging, and information on side events.

Click here to access the entire toolkit in PDF form. 

Click on the links below to view components of the toolkit in your web browser:

Latest News on Rio+20
Key messages
Activity by Every Woman Every Child partners and leaders
Additional resources