UN Dispatch Interviews Ted Turner

I interviewed United Nations Foundation founder, media and restaurant entrepreneur Ted Turner at the RioPluSocial last week. We discussed how sustainable development has changed since the first Rio Summit in 1992; how the media can keep sustainable development in the forefront; what global issue keeps him up at night; and, of course....Captain Planet.

Oceans on the Agenda at Rio+20

This nicely animated video from the Pew Environment Group and the Zoological Society of London does a good job of summing up one important part of the conversation in Rio next week: sustaining healthy oceans.

What’s the Future You Want?

The United Nations Development Program just released this video which nicely sums up what is on the table later this month at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Can a 6 Minute Speech Change the World…Again?

If you search for "United Nations" in YouTube, the most viewed item is not a speech by President Obama or Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, or a PSA by Ban Ki Moon or UNICEF. Rather, it's a 6 minute address to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, by a 12 year old in 1992.