Date: 6 June 2012
Source: Vietnam Economic News
(VEN) - The Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) and the Sustainable Rural Development Center (SRD) recently organized a people’s capacity building workshop in Hanoi prior to the United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) scheduled to take place at the end of this month.
Rio+20 will focus on green economy and hunger and poverty reduction for sustainable development. Green economy is a way to improve people’s livelihoods and to foster social equality, while significantly reducing environmental risks and natural resources exhaustion.
Representatives of community and civil organizations in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific attended the workshop in Hanoi to better understand issues to be addressed at Rio+20, to increase coordination to boost participation of Asian people’s representative organizations, and to support policy initiatives to be raised at Rio+20. #