Rousseff: Rio+20 Should Make Sustainable Commitments

Rousseff: Rio+20 Should Make Sustainable CommitmentsRio de Janeiro, Jun 18.- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff stated on Monday that the Rio+20 Summit will discuss new ways and take responsibilities for achieving a sustainable development.

"Those responsibilities are common to everyone, but have to be differentiated according to the economic, social and cultural situation of each country," Rousseff said on her Monday regular radio program, Coffee with the President, in which she talked about the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20.

The meeting receives that name because it happens 20 years after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. It was one of the major events to debate the issue of environment in the planet.

Rio-92 was the first step to include the protection of environment in the agenda of the countries, and asked that in two decades, what we find? and said " there were important progresses, but also there are still much to do," the Brazilian president stated.

After describing Rio+20 as a very important meeting, Rousseff said the Summit, scheduled for June 20-22, will be attended by 94 heads of State and Government, to discuss the future of our planet. That number of statesmen is less than the 115 confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 130 announced at the beginning of the Rio meeting.

Workers, scientists, business people, indigenous communities, and non-governmental organizations of the world will be present in the event, in addition of the presidents. They will find a way so the nations can maintain their economic growth with social inclusion and, at the same time, protect and preserve environment. (Radio Cadena Agramonte).