What has changed since Brundtland?

Event
  • DATE / TIME :
    2011•06•27    13:15 - 14:45
    Location :
    New York

    Twenty-eight years after the UN convened the Brundtland Commission to address the serious deterioration of the environment and natural resources, what has the international community been able to achieve, and what are the issues today?

    UNU Midday Forum: “What has changed since Brundtland? Issues arising from the work of the Global Sustainability Panel”

    In 1983, the United Nations convened the Brundtland Commission to address the serious deterioration of the environment and natural resources. Twenty-eight years later, multiple conferences and several international agreements on, what has the international community been able to achieve and what are the issues today?

    The UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, made up of renowned world figures, has been tasked with formulating a new vision for sustainable growth and prosperity, along with mechanisms for achieving it. Their final report is due at the end of 2011 and this seminar will look at some of the issues that have arisen from their work up to now.

    The seminar is part of the UNU Midday Forum Series, which offers an intimate and informal platform of discussion to the UN permanent missions, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, academia, NGOs and the private sector to exchange ideas on important topics related to the UN.

    Speaker

    • Janos Pasztor, Executive Secretary, Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability

    Moderator

    • Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York.

    For more information, or to register to attend, please go to the UNU-ONY website event page.

    If you are unable to attend in person, you may register here for the live webcast.