|Social Movements Reject Final Document of Rio+20
2012.06.21 - 09:08:33 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- There’s rejection on the part of social movements with regard to the final document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, declared on Wednesday Marcela Escribano, operating secretary of the People’s Summit, under way in Rio de Janeiro parallel to this forum.
In a telephone interview with ACN from that Brazilian city, the activist commented on the existing discontent around the text, which was expected to be more daring and advanced.
The document will be submitted to the heads of State and Government for its analysis and approval at the Conference, which began on Wednesday and will run until Friday.
Indigenous peoples, farmers, women and workers in general believe that this proposal doesn’t solve what we demanded –which is urgent today for humanity and the planet-, and postpones everything for the future, she added.
We hoped that more advanced agreements could be reached, in order to solve the big social, economic and climatic problems threatening us, asserted Escribano.
Proof of the lack of real commitment on the part of the world’s leading economies to the current environmental crisis is the fact that the top political figures of the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany are not present at the Conference, pointed out the activist.