UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

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The Future We Want - Launching a Global Conversation 

22 Nov 2011 - 22 Nov 2011 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium, New York

Watch live here on Tuesday, 22 November, 10am EST. 

Link to Webcast 

In the lead-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to take place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is launching a global conversation on issues of sustainability and the future we want. 

YOU can also be part of this global conversation. 

What is "Rio+20"? 

Next June, the United Nations will bring the world together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss and decide how to accelerate action for a healthier, more equitable and more prosperous world for all. 

"Rio+20" -- the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development -- is an opportunity to look ahead to the world we want in 20 years and to come up with better ways of doing things. Such as: 

· How can we help people move out of poverty and get good jobs, while protecting the environment? 
· How can we provide access to clean energy for everyone? 
· How can we make sure that everyone can get the water, food and nutrition they need? 
· How can we shape our cities so that everyone can enjoy a decent quality of life? 
· How can we make sure that our oceans and marine life are healthy? 
· How can we make sure that our communities are resilient in the face of natural disasters?

We want to hear from you! 

What are your questions, plans, expectations or comments? 

Send them in on 
Facebook or Twitter (#askrio) and we will share them with the panelists. 

Selected questions will be answered at the event on 22 November, 10am EST. 

Event participants: 

Ban Ki-moon 
United Nations Secretary-General 

Sha Zukang 
Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti 
Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations (TBC) 

Kiyo Akasaka 
UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information 

Ella Tamufor 
Coordinator, Sustain Nigeria 

Bill Becker 
Senior Climate Policy Advisor, Natural Capitalism Solutions 
Co-founder, The Future We Want 

Moderated by: 

Laura Trevelyan 
BBC Correspondent

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