Rio+20 Summit Reflects India’s Concerns
Reflecting the concerns of India, the Rio+20 Summit has said that developing countries needed additional resources for sustainable development and that unwarranted conditionalities on Official Development Assistance (ODA) and finance should be avoided.
The Rio+20 UN Earth Summit came to a close with leaders approving a 53-page declaration that outline measures to how to tackle the world’s environmental and development problems. With poverty eradication as one of central themes, the declaration committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.
Affirmed by 193 member countries the outcome document said poverty eradication, changing unsustainable and promoting sustainable patterns of consumption & production and protecting & managing the natural resource, base of economic and social development are the overreaching objectives.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’ inviting all countries to work for a future where every individual has adequate nutrition and where all food systems are resilient.