Top UN officials discuss preparations for sustainable development conference

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Photo: UNESCO/Ania Freindorf

30 January 2012 – The heads of the General Assembly and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) met today to discuss preparations for the UN Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20), which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June.

The discussions between Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova took place in Paris, a day before a conference entitled “Towards new global governance for the environment,” which was organized by France and in which Mr. Al-Nasser will deliver the keynote speech.

During their meeting, the two officials also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East as well as mediation, the dialogue of civilizations and disaster risk reduction, according to a note released by Mr. Al-Nasser’s spokesperson.

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