New direction to global governance

2012-06-28 09:49:53

The significance of the Rio+20 conference, unlike 1992, does not lie in any document but in the new direction provided to global governance.

The start of bottom-up governance

2012-06-22 12:46:56

The media center at Rio+20 - United Nations shorthand for the gigantic sustainable-development parley in Brazil's most-famous city - has been packed with hundreds of journalists for two days, yet few seem to pay close attention to the pair of giant screens carrying live remarks from 100-plus world leaders.

Gender inequality 'hurts all of us'

2012-06-20 08:19:31

Two women in top posts within the United Nations expressed dissatisfaction with progress made toward gender equality.

Rio+20 secretary-general "cautiously optimistic"

2012-06-19 08:57:42

Sha Zukang, secretary- general of the upcoming Rio+20 Earth Summit,has expressed cautious optimism for the UN conference to make progress on important issues relating to sustainable development.

Rio+20: Take tangible action now

2012-06-14 15:56:17

Sha Zukang, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,asked countries to take tangible action as developed countries are thought to be backtracking from their previous commitments amid economic woes.

UN chief vows to make Rio+20 conference of impact

2012-06-18 15:53:49

UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday voiced his determination to make the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20, "a conference of decisive impact and ambition."

Rio+20 summit provides "rare opportunity"

2012-06-18 15:53:39

The upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Earth Summit) is a valuable opportunity that should not be missed, a senior UN official said here Friday.

Rio+20 won't be just a UN talking shop, Sha says

2012-06-18 14:03:45

More than 130 world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this week, and put their heads together to deliver commitments on making the world a more sustainable place for future generations.


Chinese premier to tour Latin America

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is to attend the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio De Janeiro, and pay official visits to Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile from June 20 to 26, it was announced on Saturday.

About Rio+20

About the Rio+20 Conference

At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.

The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.