June 22, 2012 (via bbc.co.uk) On the final day of the UN sustainable development summit in Rio, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged governments to eliminate hunger from the world.
The secretary-general said in a world of plenty, no-one should go hungry.
The final phase of the summit has seen pledges from countries and companies on issues such as clean energy.
But a number of veteran politicians have joined environment groups in saying the summit declaration was “a failure of leadership”.
And UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg described the outcome as “insipid”.
The meeting, marking 20 years since the iconic Earth Summit in the same city and 40 since the very first global environment gathering in Stockholm, was aimed at stimulating moves towards the “green economy”. Continue Reading>>