Tuesday at Rio+20
Events continue unabated at the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development.
If you’re not in Rio, take a look at our behind-the-scenes shots on our Rio+20 photostream for a flavour of all the action.
Highlights of activities in Rio on Tuesday:
Technology, social media and global leaders will gather together for Rio+social, a global conversation focusing on topics related to social good and how new media can help foster positive solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Participants include Mashable, Richard Branson and many more. The event will be webcast live.
How and why is the negotiation process – which includes many more voices, not just those of diplomats – different for Rio+20? Join a live Google+ Hangout on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Rio (8:30 am NYC, 2:30 pm Paris) with Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator of the Conference. Twitter users can ask questions using #Riodialogues.
Online audiences are also invited to follow @UN_Women to put questions to panelists during Tuesday’s Women Leaders’ Forum on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Development, starting at 9.30 a.m. Rio time.
An expert panel, including High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme Achim Steiner, will address how human rights and the environment play an integral, indivisible role in achieving sustainable development. Twitter users can follow the event – which starts at 3.30p.m. Rio time – via @UNrightswire and use #RightsRio to put questions to the panel.
Several events will focus on water, making Tuesday Rio’s unofficial “water day.” Twitter users can follow @UN_Water for updates.
Forests are also taking centre stage at Rio, and the award-winning International Forest Film Festival is back! Submit your story and find out about a side event on Tuesday concerning the right balance between development and our forests.