28th of October 2008 : Pakistan has added its voice to the growing support for an Earth Summit in 2012. Dr Asad Khan, Minister at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the UN stated:
"Clearly the challenge of sustainable development has become far too acute and big for any one country to tackle. The UN undoubtedly has a central role to play in this regard, particularly in advancing global sustainable development to meet new and emerging challenges in an increasingly globalized world".
Read the full statement here.