Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rio+20 Photo Story

Press conference between the Elders and Youth delegates: Elders Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President of Brazil, and Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway, and Esther Agbarakwe, a youth delegate from Nigeria 

Photo Credit: IISD Reporting Service 

Rio+20: A call for a Young Professional Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development

FLASH: A call for the establishment of a Young Professional Partnership Forum on Sustainable Development at the UN Partnership Forum, Rio+20!

As Sustainable development is about the future and  deeply disappointment by the outcome document, I was invited to speak at the UN Partnership Forum where I called for the establishment of a Young Professional Partnership Forum on Sustainable Development that will consider holistically the ecological, economic and the social aspect of development. 
My speaking slot start at 39.41 seconds

UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, came  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 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and will took place in Brazil from 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.

I was very privileged to join to join The Elders+Youngers and Population Action International delegation to this historical conference, that decided the future we want. 

I participated in many events that included speaking at the Rio+Social event, organised by the UN Foundation, UN Partnership Forum organised by the UN DESA  and PAI's Side event on 'Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Context of Sustainable Development'

As a Social media for development and participation fan, I also participated at a Live Twitter Chat #Youthrio and #Sexrights via @estherclimate on the Rio negotiations in relation to gender equality and the exclusion of Sexual rights in the outcome document.

Here is an amazing video of the Elders+Youngers Debate on Sustainable Development

What kind of World do you want for you great- great grand children?