A group of leading international humanitarian, development, social justice, environmental, and
workers’ organisations today warned that next month’s UN Conference on Sustainable
Development (Rio+20) looks set to add almost nothing to global efforts to deliver sustainable
development. The group also warns that too many governments are using or allowing the talks
undermine established human rights and agreed principles such as equity, precaution, and
‘polluter pays.’

A group of leading international humanitarian, development, social justice, environmental, and workers’ organisations today warned that next month’s UN Conference on SustainableDevelopment (Rio+20) looks set to add almost nothing to global efforts to deliver sustainable development. The group also warns that too many governments are using or allowing the talks to undermine established human rights and agreed principles such as equity, precaution, and‘polluter pays.’ Among the demands civil society groups call on governments to: Agree a global framework of rules to strengthen corporate reporting on social and environmental impacts worldwide, consistent with the Rio Principles, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and encompassing the full range of impacts associated with corporate activities.

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