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The countdown is winding down for the UN international conference on sustainable development known as Rio+20. More than 50,000 people, including 135 heads of state, are expected to attend the forum in Brazil this month. Maoqi Li spoke to Sha Zukang, the senior UN official who is serving as the Secretary-General of the conference. Mr. Sha hopes that in a world where 20 per cent of the population consumes 80 per cent of the resources, Rio+20 will bring about what he calls "a transformation of mindset."
Gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease is becoming a serious threat to health as available anti-biotics to treat it are no longer effective. This warning has come from the World Health Organization (WHO) in a report released this week. WHO says that millions of people with gonorrhoea may be at risk of running out of treatment options unless urgent action is taken. Derrick Mbatha has the story.
UN-backed campaign brings water and sanitation to Indian schools
Lack of access to basic sanitation is a problem that many school children in India still face. To change this, Coca-Cola has teamed up with UN-HABITAT and Indian media giant NDTV, to bring water, sanitation and other facilities to hundreds of public schools across the country. On World Environment Day, observed annually on 5 June, Dianne Penn spoke to Deepak Jolly who is the vice president of Public Affairs & Communications for Coca-Cola in India and Southwest Asia. He was thrilled that one of the greatest cricket players of all time, Sachin Tendulkur, is also going to bat for the Support My School campaign
Presenter: Dianne Penn
Assistant Producer: Charles Appel