Achievements for the future we want
“Rio+20 has been a great success,” said Rio+20’s Secretary-General, Sha Zukang, as the UN Conference on Sustainable Development concluded on 22 June in Rio de Janeiro with $513 billion pledged in funding to achieve a sustainable future. In his closing remarks, Mr. Sha listed major outcomes of the conference which gathered some 40,000 participants including more than 100 Heads of State.
“I have not the slightest doubt that the outcome document you have adopted will provide an enduring legacy for this historic Rio+20 Conference: The Future We Want,” said Mr. Sha, referring to one of the key elements of the Conference – the outcome document entitled “The Future We Want” – which Member States agreed upon ahead of the high-level meeting.
In addition, nearly 700 concrete commitments have been registered at the Conference from governments, business, industry, financial institutions and civil society groups, amongst others.
“Sustainable development is the only option for humanity, for our shared planet, and for our common future. Let the spirit, partnership, and commitment of Rio be with us all as we continue our shared journey to a sustainable future,” concluded Mr. Sha.
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