President Waheed yesterday set off to address the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, Brazil.
The Rio +20 Conference marks the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges.
President Waheed will be addressing the Conference on 20th June where he will highlight the threat that climate change presents to the Maldives and how Small Island Developing States require bilateral action now to ensure their future.
The Maldives Government will be hosting a side event at the Conference on 20th June on sustainable tourism. The event will focus on the Maldives’ journey toward the sustainable tourism model and explain what it brings to the country and its people, as well as present the Maldives’ vision for the future.
The President will be accompanied by a number of Ministers, including the Minister for Environment and Energy and the Minister for Tourism.
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