23 April: Rio+20 Negotiations to Energize Sustainable Development Agenda
Representatives from Governments and civil society will start a new round of negotiations that will shape the outcome of “Rio+20”, a major global conference that will have a significant impact on how the world will address key challenges affecting economic growth, social well-being and environmental protection in the years ahead. The two-week session for Rio+20 — formally the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — begins in New York on Monday, 23 April, and will continue through 4 May. In a statement addressed to the Conference ahead of the upcoming round of talks, leaders from across the United Nations system called on Rio+20 to “provide the road map to the future we want — a future with peace, dynamic economic and social development, universal social well-being, and a healthy and equitable environment for present and future generations where women and men, boys and girls, equally contribute to and benefit from development.”

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