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RIO +20 / ‘FUTURE WE WANT’ LAUNCH

At a press conference today in New York to launch the campaign for Rio+20, the Secretary-General said that "the challenges are too great" and "only by working together can we rise to these challenges" and "achieve the future we want." He added that Rio + 20 will be "historically important for humanity." UNTV
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STORY: RIO + 20 / 'FUTURE WE WANT' LAUNCH
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SOURCE: UNTV
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DATELINE: 22 NOVEMBER 2011, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1.Wide shot, exterior, United Nations headquarters

22 NOVEMBER 2011, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Med shot, audience
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General:
“Rio + 20 cannot be just another United Nations conference. The challenges are too great, too great. Only by working together can we rise to these challenges; only by working together can we achieve the future we want. Therefore Rio + 20 is crucially important, historically important for humanity.”
5. Pan right, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs:
“Rio + 20 is everybody’s conference. Yes, governments need to take decisions and provide overall leadership. But there is no success without the strong engagement of local government, business and industry, and all the major groups as you all know. There are nine major groups. They are the ones often at the front lines of implementation.”
7. Med shot, over-the-shoulder view of the audience
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations:
“It is important to integrate the different aspects of sustainable development; the social, the economical, environmental; dimensions of sustainable development; in this kind of new thinking, the green economy, a broader vision for a green economy that would enable us to move forward and to share a common vision on how we should charter our course for the upcoming decades.”
9. Med shot, journalists
10. Various shots, end of conference

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today (22 November) that next year’s Rio + 20 Conference “cannot be just another United Nations (UN)conference."

At a press conference at UN headquarters to launch the campaign for Rio+20, the Secretary-General said that “the challenges are too great” and “only by working together can we rise to these challenges” and “achieve the future we want.”

He added that Rio + 20 will be “historically important for humanity.”

The Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Sha Zukang, told today’s meeting that Rio + 20 will be “everybody’s conference” and although governments “need to take decisions and provide overall leadership”, there will be no success “without the strong engagement of local government, business and industry.”

Particularly he highlighted the role of the nine formal major groups that will be contemplated during the Conference; they include business and industry, children and youth, farmers, indigenous peoples, local authorities, NGOs, the scientific and technological community, women, and workers and trade Unions.

Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil, representing the Conference’s hosts said that “it is important to integrate the different aspects of sustainable development” into a “broader vision for a green economy that would enable us to move forward and to share a common vision on how we should charter our course for the upcoming decades.”

The Conference will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.

The main objective of Rio + 20 is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges.

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