World Rainforest Movement

Resulting documents, processes and follow-up mechanism of RIO 92

Official documents adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) – the Earth Summit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992:




Agenda 21 Chapter 11: Combating deforestation

Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Forest Principles – Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests


Processes stemming from the Earth Summit:

 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)


Follow-up mechanism 

Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) – created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international level

In 1995, the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development established the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests (IPF), followed by the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (IFF), established in 1997 by the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

IPF – IFF Proposals for Action regarding the conservation of forests