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June 15, 2012

Professor John Bonine to attend Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

John Bonine

Professor John Bonine

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will take place June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio+20 conference gathers world leaders, as well as thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups. In addition, Oregon Law LL.M. Program Director and Bernard B. Kliks Professor John Boninewill attend the event.

The goal of Rio+20 is to come up with innovative ways to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection for the future of the planet. This year, there are two themes for the conference: a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty education; and the institutional framework for sustainable development. Rio+20 will conclude with creating a focused political document.

The United Nations Conference of Sustainable Development is named Rio+20 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment Development (UNCED) in 1992. The conference is highly regarded due to its attendees, which include heads of state and government as well as other high-ranking officials and representatives.

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