|Final Document to be Discussed at Rio+20, Approved
2012.06.20 - 10:23:04 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- Representatives of 193 countries approved on Tuesday the final document for the Rio+20 Conference, which will be discussed by the heads of State and Government starting on Wednesday and until Friday.
According to the Prensa Latina (PL) news agency, Nikhil Chandavarkar, head of Communications of the United Nations for this meeting, announced that the text presented by Brazil was sanctioned without changes, in spite of the fact that negotiators from some countries expressed their discontent with some points.
Chandavarkar pointed out that differing issues like means for implementation -financing, technology transfer and training- and oceans, were signed “exactly as they are on the document.”
The different needs for developed and developing nations are acknowledged on the document, while reflecting that the latter require additional resources in order to achieve sustainable development, the Xinhua news agency reported.
For its part, the Telesur Web site specified that the proposal of creating a fund of resources destined to sustainable development and its objectives, which would replace the United Nations Millennium Goals -which expire in 2015-, was not included on the text.