Baha'i delegates prepare for engagement at the Rio+20 Conference
Thirteen delegates of the Baha'i International Community, representing Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, France, Singapore, USA, and including Representatives, Daniel Perell, May Akale, and Ming Chong will take part in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held 20-22 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In its statement to the Conference, the Baha'i International Community focuses on the concept of a world-embracing trusteeship, the elimination of the extremes of wealth and poverty, and approaches to strengthening collective decision-making.
The Baha'i International Community will sponsor an interactive workshop on “trusteeship in the context of sustainable development” at the UN-sponsored Conference of Youth for Rio+20, aka “Youth Blast,” (7-12 June) and will co-sponsor two events addressing extremes of wealth and poverty and values for sustainable development education respectively (13 June). Leading up to the Conference, delegates will participate in the parallel conference and side events on sustainable development organized by civil society and international agencies, which expect to draw as many as 50,000 people from all over the world.