• Lead-organizer: Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability
  • 15:00 - 16:30
  • Date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-B

Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

Organizing partners

Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability


The UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon established the 22-member High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity. On 30 January 2012, the GSP released its report, ?Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing?. The Panel?s vision is to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and make growth inclusive, and production and consumption more sustainable, while combating climate change and respecting a range of other planetary boundaries. The report contains 56 recommendations aimed at putting sustainable development into practice.

Detailed programme

This event provides an opportunity to present the GSP report to governments and major stakeholder groups who will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20). Panel Members will speak about issues covered in the report, bringing in their personal insights and experience related to implementation. They will also talk about their expectations from Rio+20 and beyond.

Following remarks by the UN Secretary General and the two Panel Co-Chairs, the moderator will give the floor to a number of Panel Members on the podium, who will address the key areas covered by the GSP report and recommendations. Representatives of governments, United Nations system agencies, the private sector and civil society will act as discussants from the floor and will comment on GSP recommendations and related follow-up work. Towards the end of the event, the moderator will facilitate a question-and-answer session with the audience.
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