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OAS Delegation Heads to Rio+20 for Sustainable Development Meeting

  June 15, 2012

The Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, is leading an OAS delegation to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 meeting, which will take place from June 17 to 22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This conference commemorates 20 years since the June 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (the “Earth Summit”).

The OAS, through its Department of Sustainable Development, has been engaging stakeholders in the Americas in a series of dialogues addressing sustainable development issues in the context of the Rio +20 Conference themes of green economy and strengthening the framework for sustainable development. The dialogue series placed particular emphasis on sharing lessons learned during more than 40 years of the organization’s involvement in environmental and development issues.

While in Rio, Assistant Secretary General Ramdin will address the opening of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability. He will deliver a keynote speech during an OAS side event where the key messages from the Americas on governance for sustainability will be delivered.
The OAS delegation to the Rio + 20 Conference also includes the Director of the Department of Sustainable Development, Cletus Springer, and other technical experts from that department.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-218/12