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  • Published on: 22 Sep 2011
  • Source: Office of the President of the Philippines
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Aquino orders Philippine Council for Sustainable Development to prepare for Rio+20 conference in Brazil next year
President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) to undertake preparations for the Philippine participation in the upcoming 20-year review of the Rio Declaration adopted in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

The Chief Executive issued the directive through Memorandum Order No. 22 as the Philippines is set to participate in the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil next year.

The MO was signed on August 5, 2011 by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. for the PCSD to review and ensure the implementation of the country?s commitments towards sustainable development.

The PCSD was created by virtue of Executive Order (EO) No. 15 in 1992 to initiate the formulation of Philippine Agenda 21 (PA 21), as well as to review and ensure the implementation of the country?s commitments towards sustainable development.

The PCSD was likewise directed to coordinate the drafting of the Philippine Rio+20 Report, as well as to document the results of its review process.

The Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) was named as the chair of PCSD.
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