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Colombia and Guatemala lead way at UN summit

Friday, June 22, 2012

Colombia set the tone for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, by spearheading a major environmental proposal that elicited a positive response from the summit's secretary general.

Colombia's proposal, presented in tandem with the government of Guatemala, suggested that the 190 attending countries define "aspirational sustainable development goals, or objectives, at a broad level," according to a UN brief.

A major tenet of the proposal is that states come to "an agreement on a mandate to define subsequently how these goals, or objectives, would be further developed".

Source: Colombia Reports