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Are we on track to the Future we want?

WECF Director Sascha Gabizon participates in virtual conference to mark the one year anniversary of Rio+20

27.06.2013 |UN DESA video




WECF director Sascha Gabizon participated in a virtual conference with Director of United Nations program and Ambassador from Hungary responsible for the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, on 13th of June, exactly one year after the Rio+20 UN conference on sustainable development took place in Brazil, and where WECF had an active role.  The Rio+20 Conference was the largest gathering of governments, policy makers, experts, and stakeholders in sustainable development ever convened under the auspices of the United Nations.  
Streamed live on Jun 13, 2013

Are we on track to the Future We Want?
This Google Hangout marks the one-year anniversary of Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. It took place on 13 June at 11am EDT (3 pm GMT) on the UN Google+ page: plus.google.com/+UnitedNations

Find out what actions have been taken since Rio+20 in this event hosted by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and its Division for Sustainable Development.

A high-level panel of participants have discussed the sustainable development goals currently being developed by the General Assembly's Open Working Group, the High Level Political Forum, the engagement of civil society in the follow up processes of Rio+20, and the voluntary commitments registered on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

PARTICIPANTS:
Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director of DESA's Division for Sustainable Development and Head of the Rio+20 Secretariat

Mr. Brice Lalonde, former Executive Coordinator of Rio+20 and Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to the UN Global Compact

Ambassador Csaba Kőrösi, Permanent Representative of Hungary and Co-chair of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals

Ms. Sabá Loftus, Organising Partner, Children and Youth Major Group

Ms. Sascha Gabizon, Organising Partner, Women Major Group

Mr. Riccardo Mesiano, First Economic Affairs Officer, Productive Sectors Section, Sustainable Development and Productivity Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA)

MODERATOR:
Ms. Chantal-Line Carpentier, Sustainable Development Officer & Major Groups Programme Coordinator, DESA's Division for Sustainable Development


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