President Raul Castro Heads Cuban Delegation to Rio+20 Conference
Rio de Janeiro, June 20 (RHC) -- Cuban President Raul Castro is heading the island’s delegation attending the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, (Rio+20), which got underway on Wednesday morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This conference is a follow-up of the 1992 Earth Summit and other high level meetings on sustainable development that have been held over the past 20 years.
The Cuban delegation to the UN High-Level Conference includes Vice-President of the Council of Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez and Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment Elba Rosa Perez.
For Cuba, the main objective of the conference is the assessment of the failure to meet the goals approved at the 1992 Rio Summit and the following up of these objectives.
With this in mind, the Cuban delegation will promote the adoption of a new political commitment that renews and ratifies the previous one while considering that the old problems not only have prevailed, but have worsened and multiplied.