Invitation – June 20, 17.00 – Rio+20 Official Side Event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal World”

Dear Colleague:

It is a pleasure for us to invite you to the Official Side Event “Sustainable Development in an Unequal World” that will take place on Wednesday 20th of June at 17.00 at the RioCentro Room T4. During this discussion, world leaders past and present will speak of the urgent need to respond to millions of people worldwide who need sustainable development to get out of poverty and to ensure security and stability, and to every country’s need for a transition to sustainable consumption and production that can ensure socially equitable and economically and environmentally viable economic development.

This Rio+20 official side-event is organized by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York Office and the Club de Madrid co-sponsored by the Republica de Costa Rica, and the International Trade Union Confederation.

The Rio+20 Event will be an opportunity to unveil the Global Shared Societies Agenda, developed during a seminar in April 2012 in the context of the Spring meetings of the IMF/World Bank, in which representatives of different international organizations took part. The initiative is intended to guide on what policy options provide the best opportunities to encourage greater equality, inclusion and sharing and thereby facilitate the creation of a more effective, efficient and sustainable economic system. (Find here a copy the Global Shared Societies Agenda)

Thank you very much for your consideration and should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at: [email protected] and/or [email protected]