Final Day of Talks, High-Level Meetings at UN Sustainable Development Summit
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, dubbed Rio+20, holds its plenary session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June. World leaders are gathered at the summit event for talks on poverty reduction, social equity and environmental protection, and are set to adopt a political text based on sustainable development pillars.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre), flanked by Desmond Parker (left), former UN Chief of Protocol, and Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, at the Conference’s closing ceremony. On far right is General Assembly President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser.