UNCSD preparatory process
Dec. 16, 2011
Thank you, chair.
The United States is pleased to have the opportunity to add a few additional points on our vision for the Rio+20 zero draft and address format and content of the conference outcome.
The Rio+20 outcome is the sum of these parts, and success measured not by the number of words or subheadings but by the ability to inspire this generation to achieve sustainability. We concur with the intervention by Australia that the document need not replicate the conferences or summits of the past, but should be forward leaning and endeavor to build upon past efforts and look at new ways to achieve sustainability in the 21st century.
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.