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Rio+20: A toothless outcome

“A failure of leadership” the verdict on the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit by environmental groups and veteran politicians. Former Brazilian President Fernando Cardoso who chaired the 1992 Earth Summit and Mary Robinson ex-president of... Read more about 'Rio+20: A toothless outcome'...

Rio+20 Wrap-up from Wren Green

The Rio+20 Summit may well be over as the shiny black cars head for the airport with their police escorts, but the work to implement genuine sustainable development has barely begun. Some random... Read more about 'Rio+20 Wrap-up from Wren Green'...

Diplomats agree on 'weak' text for Rio+20 summit

** Text fails to define 'sustainable development goals' * Environmentalists criticize text, urge action on climate * Decision on high seas governance postponed three years * Big city mayors craft green strategy of... Read more about 'Diplomats agree on 'weak' text for Rio+20 summit'...

Rio+20: UN agencies say tackling child hunger crucial to achieving ‘the future we want’

United Nations agencies today stressed the need to tackle child hunger and undernutrition in the pursuit of sustainable development, highlighting a joint initiative that offers practical and effective approaches to combat this problem in... Read more about 'Rio+20: UN agencies say tackling child hunger crucial to achieving ‘the future we want’'...

NZ commits to global ocean partnership at Rio+20

New Zealand has signed up to a global partnership on oceans at the Rio+20 conference in Brazil, Environment Minister Amy Adams announced today. New Zealand joins nine other countries in the partnership, including Australia,... Read more about 'NZ commits to global ocean partnership at Rio+20'...

Furious Greenpeace moves to 'war footing' at Rio+20

The head of Greenpeace International said the NGO is moving to a "war footing" after negotiators at the Rio+20 sustainable development conference watered down proposals to protect the world's oceans. Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International's... Read more about 'Furious Greenpeace moves to 'war footing' at Rio+20'...

Young Kiwis discontent as Rio+20 Conference looms: The Future we want report

UNICEF NZ Media Release Young Kiwis have rejected the image of New Zealand as a clean, green paradise and want Government and other decision makers to stand up and listen to their views... Read more about 'Young Kiwis discontent as Rio+20 Conference looms: The Future we want report'...

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The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today hailed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted five years ago, as a landmark document that has inspired positive... Read more about 'New BlogEntry'...

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Asia-Pacific region must boost collaboration to ensure sustainable growth – UN official

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must come closer together and increase cooperation to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity, a United Nations top official stressed today at a regional gathering in... Read more about 'Asia-Pacific region must boost collaboration to ensure sustainable growth – UN official'...

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