Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit, 1992

Resources And Development of Class 10

In June 1992, more than 100 heads of states met in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, for the first International Earth Summit. The Summit was convened for addressing urgent problems of environmental protection and socioeconomic development at the global level. The assembled leaders signed the Declaration on Global Climatic Change and Biological Diversity. The Rio Convention endorsed the global Forest Principles and adopted Agenda 21 for achieving Sustainable Development in the 21st century.


  • It is the declaration signed by world leaders in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and development (UNCED) at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • It aims at achieving global sustainable development and to combat environmental damage, poverty, disease through global co-operation on common interests, mutual needs and shared responsibilities.
  • Every local government should drawn its own local Agenda 21.
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