UN Pushes for Agreement Ahead of Rio+20

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 12:19
The UN is pushing for stakeholders to reach agreement on a set of goals ahead of the upcoming Rio+20 summit

The United Nations (UN) is making a final push for stakeholders to reach agreement on a set of goals that will come to define the Summit on Global Sustainability in Rio later this month.

With only around 20 percent of the text agreed on, UN secretary-general, Ban Ki Moon, is calling on world leaders to make Rio+20 their own personal priority.

"We live in a world of economic uncertainty, growing inequality and environmental decline. That is why I expect concrete outputs from Rio - outcomes that will improve the lives of real people around the world," explains Ban.

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