Posts Tagged ‘Rio+20’

Rio plus 20 and Rio minus 20 = 0

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The recent Rio plus 20 summit has been described as a ‘failure’ and one of such meetings held by world leaders to push for their economic benefits under the guise of sustainable development by Fiu Mata’ese Elisara, executive director of Samoa’s Ole Siosiomaga Society. Elisara was in Honiara for the 11th Pacific Arts Festival to Read more

Abortion proponents admit defeat at Rio Conference

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

In an astounding show of solidarity, a diverse group of countries rallied together with the Holy See to successfully remove any mention of reproductive rights or population control from the final outcome document produced during the last round of UN negotiations at the Rio +20 conference this week. For the past six months, the UN Read more

Poor need to be part of the ‘green economy’

Friday, June 1st, 2012

As the international community prepares for Rio+20, the UN conference on sustainable energy, CAFOD is calling for attention to be given to the poor and displaced as the heart of a ‘green economy’. “We think it’s an important event, and an important opportunity, but more to try and put poverty reduction and poor people’s livelihood Read more

Rio Earth Summit Conference – Mercy Sisters’ letter-writing campaign

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The Mercy sisters are trying to influence final decisions that will be taken at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit and Rio+20, which takes place in June. One step they have taken is a letter-writing campaign to governments and proposed attendees to RIO+20, from countries where Mercy sisters work. The Read more