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UNEP strengthened to implement Rio+20 agenda

Starting from  an office above a supermarket 40 years ago, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been modernised into a strengthened and upgraded institution better able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The decision, by ministers of the environment meeting at the UNEP Governing Council, implements the call by Heads of States and governments in the ...

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UN endorses Rio+20 outcome document

The United Nations General Assembly, at its 66th session a week ago in New York, adopted a draft resolution by the President of the General Assembly endorsing the outcome document of the Rio+20 Conference entitled “The future we want”. The resolution comprised of only two main paragraphs. The first paragraph expressed “profound gratitude to the government and people of Brazil ...

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Rio+20: Green Economy, SDGs, UNEP upgrade approved

Heads of State and more than 190 nations have given the green light to a Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. This followed a range of outcomes that emerged at the close of the Rio+20 Summit that held recently in Brazil. Observers believe that, if the outcomes are embraced over the coming months and years, ...

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