Posted On: Saturday, 21 April 2012
Basseterre, St. Kitts,(Saturday April 21st, 2012)-Federation to be Represented at Rio+20 United Nations Conference Basseterre, St. Kitts,(Saturday April 21st, 2012)-Though no individuals have been identified as yet, St. Kitts and Nevis is expected to be present at the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, set for Rio de Janeiro on 20th-22nd June.
The Conference on Sustainable Development hopes 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.”
The Conference will focus on two themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. Sustainable development has been the overarching goal of the international community since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
Institutional reform of the global architecture for sustainable development is also a burning issue, as countries within the prevailing economic climate grapple to decide which or what form of intergovernmental system is best suited and equipped to take on sustainable development and to address the implementation deficit which has posed a challenge for CARICOM over the years.