Countries urged to make progress on Rio+20 outcome documentListen /
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged representatives of countries to make progress on a final document to be adopted at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development next month.
The Conference, known as Rio+20, is scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June.
The Secretary-General spoke in New York on Tuesday as delegates began the last round of negotiations on the document.
"Every word has undergone microscopic examinations. Now time is running out. You still have much work to do, perhaps too much work but you must persevere. The stakes are very very high for people and the planet, for peace and prosperity." (Duration: 21")
More than 130 Heads of State as well as thousands of parliamentarians, mayors, UN officials, chief executive officers and leaders of civil society are expected to gather for the Rio+20 meeting.