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 (second from right) participates in a side-event on Food Security and Dry Land Countries, hosted by the Qatar National Food Security Programme. Also pictured: Ertharin Cousin (right), Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), and former Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (left).