80th Annual Meeting


WHEREAS, Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-22, 2012, to mark the 20th Anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th Anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg; and

WHEREAS, Rio+20 will bring together world leaders with representatives of governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups to focus on two major themes: a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and b) the institutional framework for sustainable development; and

WHEREAS, a major outcome will be that governments will adopt clear and focused practical measures for implementing sustainable development,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors fully supports Rio+20 and continued international reflection on pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener, and more prosperous world for all.