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Pacific Civil Society Releases Rio+20 Statement: The Future We Demand!

arton3860.jpgPacific civil society organizations have released an urgent appeal to UN Member States attending the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012. “The Future We Demand” is signed by local, national and regional organizations, networks and allies, including the Pacific Network on Globalization, Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, the Pacific Conference of Churches, and Development Alternatives for Women with Women for a New Era (DAWN).

The statement calls for strong political leadership, and urgent action towards real and transformative solutions. It reaffirms the Rio Principles and Agenda 21, and highlights the fragility and resilience of Pacific Island States, and makes a strong call for results at Rio: “The future that the peoples of the Pacific demand in solidarity with others around the world, is one of social justice and human rights for all, and a recognition of the need to balance the three pillars of sustainable development – environmental, social and economic sustainability.”

Clickhereto read the Pacific statement.

The UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to develop constructive relations between the UN and civil society organizations.

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