Rio+20: “Everyone is Pleased. Everyone is Disappointed.”

5 July 2012

After two years of work, UN delegates accepted a final document at their meeting in Rio de Janeiro. You can access it (in English, French, and Spanish) at –click on “The Future We Want” Outcome Document. It has been pronounced a qualified success by some and a dismal failure by others. As negotiations approached the last minute, host country Brazil stepped in and created a compromise document that made no country perfectly happy, but that gave every country some “wins.”