Development Cooperation must become wider and deeper, General Assembly president tells Rio+20 ConferenceListen /
Development cooperation must help poor countries to put in place policies and institutions that can spur sustainable development.
That's what the President of the UN General Assembly Nasir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser told Wednesday's opening debate at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development.
But he says this requires giving more and better aid.
And it requires the effective means to support implementation of the Rio+20 objectives and outcome.
“Development cooperation must become wider and deeper. It must go far beyond development assistance. Most of all, the international community needs to reach basic consensus on key long-term policies. That will allow for coordinated and powerful solutions to be pursued.” (Duration: 24″ )