Road to Rio+20: Mobilising Asia Pacific youth for promoting sustainable mountain development, ICIMOD
by: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

As the world community takes further steps towards the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly known as Rio+20, awareness is increasing about the role that youth can play in ensuring sustainable development and eradicating poverty through promotion of green economy and low carbon economic activities. In 1992, Agenda 21 identified nine major groups through which all citizens could participate in UN sustainable development activities. As one of these groups, youth around the globe ? however diverse in socio-economic, political, and environmental situations ? are preparing for this important event.

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