Sustainable development for fighting poverty - Sustainable Development Dialogues, Rio+20
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The Government of Brazil is organizing a forum for civil society in the context of Rio+20. Top representatives from civil society are expected to engage in an open and action‐oriented debate on key topics related to sustainable development.



- Mr. Fred de Sam Lazaro (United States of America) – PBS

- Dr. Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Portugal) - Professor, University of Coimbra

- Dr. Judith Sutz (Uruguay) - Professor, University of the Republic

- Ms. Lourdes Huanca Atencio (Peru) - President, National Federation of Women Rural Workers, Artisans, Indigenous and Wage Workers of Peru (Femucarinap)

- Dr. Manish Bapna (United States of America) - President, interim, World Resources Institute (WRI)

- Dr. Márcia Lopes (Brazil) - Professor, Brazilian Former Minister for Development and Fight against Hunger

- Mr. Marcos Terena (Brazil) - President, Intertribal Committee

- Dr. Pavan Sukhdev (India) - Founder and CEO, Gist Advisory Private Ltd.

- Ms. Severn Cullis-Suzuki (Canada) - Board of Directors, David Suzuki Foundation

- Mr. Victor Trucco (Argentina) – Honorary President, Argentine Association of No-Till Producers (AAPRESID)

- Dr. Yang Tuan (China) - Director, Center for Study of Social Policies, Chinese Academy for Social Sciences