Posted by: africanpressorganization | 25 June 2012

Kenya / Media Briefing on the aftermath of Rio+20 conference



Kenya / Media Briefing on the aftermath of Rio+20 conference


NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Media Briefing on the aftermath of Rio+20 conference


What: Briefing on the Rio+20 – UN Conference on Sustainable Development


Who: Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Executive Director UNEP

Mr. Raj Tuts, Urban Planning Coordinator, UN-Habitat



When: 27 June 2012 at 11:30 am (tbc)


Where: Press Centre, UN Complex Gigiri



The Deputy Executive Director of UNEP Ms. Amina Mohammed will focus on decisions made on priority issues, such as the green economy, in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, sustainable development goals and renewed efforts to promote sustainable consumption and production. She will also talk about the decisions taken at Rio+20 regarding the up-grading of UNEP.


The Urban Planning Coordinator for UN-HABITAT, Mr. Raj Tuts will briefly present the Agency’s perspective of Rio+20.


More than 130 heads of state and government and thousands of leaders from business and civil society met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20 to 22 June for the Rio+20 – UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The theme of the conference was Sustainable Development, “The future we want”. The conference was to galvanize action to reduce poverty and spur economic growth that is more inclusive, equitable and environmentally sustainable. Delegates were expected to discuss new measures, such as sustainable development goals and innovative ways of measuring human well-being, that can help foster a more liveable future for this and future generation.


You are all welcome to participate and cover the briefing.





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