UNPA:RIO+20 Stamp Issue

\"\"The United Nations Postal Administration issued three commemorative stamps on the theme \”RIO+20\” on 1st June 2012.A souvenir card was also released.The UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution agreeing to hold the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. Also referred to as \”Rio+20\” or Earth Summit 20, the conference takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg.The objectives of the Conference are to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development; to assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development; and to address new and emerging challenges.

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