Check out Urban Summit Program in Rio, 18 June, and Activities in Rio


Check out the programme of activities organized by UCLG, jointly with its partners, on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, to be held on 20-22 June in Rio, Brazil. Please click here to access the Overall Program of Activities of Local and Regional Governments in Rio.


Ø  Wednesday 18 June      The Urban Summit: Recommendations of Local, Regional and Metropolitan Governments for a Sustainable Future

Ø  Wednesday 18 June      Sustainable Development Dialogues

Ø  Thursday 19 June          Seminar on Culture and Sustainability in Rio+20

Ø  Thursday 19 June          Side Event on Sustainable Cities and Territorial Cohesion    




UCLG is organizing jointly with UN-Habitat and the City of Rio de Janeiro, with the support of Cities Alliance, the Urban Summit on 18 June at Forte de Copacabana.


After the successful meeting with the UN Secretary General in New York last April, the Urban Summit will present the local and regional governments’ recommendations on sustainable development prior to the Rio+20 Heads of State Summit on 20-22 June. Please click here to access the Urban Summit Program.


Local and Regional Leaders from across the world will meet with High-level Representatives from United Nations and the international community and stress how urban development is key to sustainable development.


Should you wish to attend the Urban Summit, please complete the attached registration form of the City of Rio and send it to [email protected] by 12 June. Please click here to access the Rio+20 Mayors Summit Registration Form.




At invitation of Brazilian Government, UCLG will participate in the Sustainable Development Dialogues Panel on “Sustainable cities and innovation”. Conclusions and recommendations emanating from the Dialogues will be conveyed directly to the Heads of State gathering in Rio.




The UCLG Committee on Culture and the Ministry of Culture of Brazil organize a 1-day Seminar to advocate for the recognition of culture as key dimension of sustainability. Actors from local governments, national governments, international organizations and civil society will also address the Rio+20 Outcome Document and its component on culture. Please click here to access the Program.




UCLG is organizing jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France a Side Event to debate on local and regional governments’ contribution to sustainable development. The panelists will address the role of urban governance and sub-national governments in the forthcoming global agenda. Please click here to access the Program.



The UCLG World Secretariat remains available for any contribution or request of additional information you might have. We look forward to having an exciting program of activities in Rio and contributing to the new sustainable development agenda. Until then, do not hesitate to visit our web site on Rio+20:


Please be also aware that we are undertaking a joint communication effort with members and partners in social networks to draw attention to the issues related to cities and sustainable urban development before and during the conference:


Tweet #citieswewant to share your vision for a sustainable urban world.