International Mother Earth Day focuses on economies and sustainable developmentListen /
An interactive dialogue on harmony with nature began the commemoration of International Mother Earth Day 2013 at the United Nations in New York.
The commemoration is designed to advance discussions on economic approaches that will contribute to sustainable development.
According to a report of the UN Secretary-General on "Harmony with Nature," present economic models have not succeeded in tackling crucial challenges such as global poverty, which still affects over a billion people worldwide.
Gerry Adams reports.