The three-pronged objective of the Rio +12 Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and, address new and emerging challenges.
The themes of the UNCSD are identified in the Resolution as:
(a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and
(b) institutional framework for sustainable development.
It is expected that the outcome of the first Inter-sessional Meeting of the preparatory process, 10-11 January 2011, will help to further guide the consultations to be undertaken.