The Two Rio Plus 20s

The "official" outcome document negotiated by governments may be disappointing, but that is only part of the story.  The other Rio Plus 20--the unofficial one--is where the much of the action is taking place

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.

Rio+Social Registration Open

Rio+20 is just 40 days away!  As world leaders gather in Rio de Janiero for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to negotiate and fine tune a series of agreements on development, energy, and sustainable growth,  a more open "people's forum" will be underway across town.