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  • Published on: 20 Jul 2011
  • Source: Xinhua News Agency, People?s Daily Online
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Indonesia hosts preparatory meeting towards Rio+20 environmental summit
Indonesia commenced on Tuesday an international meeting jointly attended by officials from international organizations, aimed at drafting the institutional framework for sustainable development that would be brought to Rio+ 20 environmental summit scheduled for 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a statement released by Indonesian environment affairs ministry said here.

The minister added that the meeting highlights discussions on how to create constructive, coherent, strong and effectively- coordinated institutional framework that addresses sustainable development issue.

The meeting, officially called "High Level Dialogue on The Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (HLD IFSD)", would last in July 21, attended by 350 officials from 90 countries, 56 United Nations bodies and environment activists. It was co- organized by Indonesian Environmental Affairs Ministry and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).

Speaking in the opening session, Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary- General for Economic and Social Affairs, secretary-general of The 2012 UNCSD, said that the meeting proves Indonesia's leadership in global efforts to comply with international environment agendas.
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