Aquino orders Philippine Council for Sustainable Development to prepare for Rio+20 conference in Brazil next year

President Benigno S. Aquino III has directed the Philippine Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) to undertake preparations for the Philippine participation in the upcoming 20-year review of the Rio Declaration adopted in 1992 by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).

The Chief Executive issued the directive through Memorandum Order No. 22 as the Philippines is set to participate in the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil next year. The Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) chairs the PCSD. (from NEDA Media Release)

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