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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on August 1st, 2012
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

GOING TO THE UN 67th UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY – THIS SEPTEMBER – 2012 PLEASE NOTE:

Building on Rio is vitally important, we must not let the momentum end nor the plethora of good ideas wither. But there is also a need to push the boundaries of sustainability into new frontiers to make it the holistic, integrated approach it needs to be if we are to see the real results and benefits it can deliver.

THE MAIN ACHIEVEMENT OF RIO+20 OR “THE FUTURE WE WANT” WAS THE COMING ON BOARD OF THE MANDATE TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION the “PROMOTING INTERGENERATIONAL SOLIDARITY FOR THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE NEEDS OF FUTURE GENERATIONS, INCLUDING BY INVITING THE SECRETARY GENERAL TO PRESENT A REPORT ON THIS ISSUE.” (paragraph 86 of OUR COMMON VISION.

We learned today that the UN Secretariat has started on a path that does not yet take into account the above mandate – so we are compelled to point out that without attention to above, there is no gain from RIO+20.

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