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(Part 1) Informal thematic debate on the "Road to Rio+20 and Beyond" - General Assembly
22 May 2012 -  Opening Remarks
- H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the General Assembly.
- H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General.
- H.E. Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Under-Secretary General for the Environment, Energy and Science and Technology, Ministry of External Relations.
- H.E. Mr. Kim Sook Co-Chair of the Bureau for UNCSD
Panel I: How can Rio +20 foster the global development agenda?
Moderator: Mr. Olav Kjorven, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP
Panelists :
- Professor Jeffery Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
- Mr. Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator Rio+20.
- Dr. Martin Khor, Executive Director, South Centre, Geneva.
- Mr. Jose Manuel Mendoza-Nasser, Viridi International.
- Mr. Helio Mattar, Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption.
- Questions and comments from the floor, response from the panelists.
More background information: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/66/Letters/PDF/Rio+20%20-%2020%20April%202012.pdf
Programme: http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/66/Letters/PDF/Rio%20+%2020%20-%2022%20May%202012.pdf
Rio+20, United Nations Sustainable Development website: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.html