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"Beyond the Sporting Arena: Contributing to Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Development"

Date: 19 June 2012  
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On 19 June 2012 at 19:00, a special side-event on the theme of Sport and Sustainable Development will be held on the sidelines of the Rio+20 conference. The event will take place in the Auditorium of the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

The organizers are the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Office for Partnerships, the Governments of Brazil and of the Russian Federation, and the RIO 2016 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.

Bringing together Governments, UN agencies, business partners and NGOs (along with athletes, Organising Committees for the Olympic Games and sports organisations’ representatives), the side-event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the contribution of sport as a driver for change and sustainable development.


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