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China Submits Position Document to the UN on the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

2011/11/02

The UN will hold the Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June, 2012. In response to the request of the Conference secretariat for national governments to submit position documents, the Permanent Mission of China to the UN presented the position document, mainly elaborating its position and propositions on the situation, general principles and theme of the Conference next year.

The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development is also designed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UN Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992 and known as the Rio+20. The two themes of the conference are green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and sustainable development mechanism framework, aiming at comprehensively assessing the progress and gaps of sustainable development worldwide over the past 20 years and making new commitments to handling emerging challenges and issues of sustainable development. It is another large-scale and high-level conference in the field of international sustainable development following the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will exert an important and far-reaching influence on the world sustainable development agenda and has drawn high attention from the international community. Countries have started submitting position documents to the secretariat.

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