You miss opportunities

"It is important that the central concern of the Millennium Development Goals - eradicating poverty - remains with these new goals and that these are not degraded to purely environmental goals," says Isolda Agazzi from Alliance Sud.

The state representatives missed an important opportunity because they were unable to agree on a global UN Sustainability Council.

Only such a council with extensive competencies can bring together the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social and environmental - in a coherent manner.

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Furthermore, the governments in Rio decided to work out global Sustainable Development Goals that will either replace or continue the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. "It is important that the central focus of the millennium goals - poverty eradication - will be preserved in these new goals and that they will not be downgraded to purely environmental goals, ‚ÄĚsays Isolda Agazzi of Alliance Sud.

Government representatives missed a significant opportunity by failing to agree on a global UN Sustainability Council.

Only such a Council invested with extensive powers could coherently bring together the three dimensions of sustainable development - the economic, social and environmental.

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