• Program 2011-12

UN and Sustainable Development: Progress not Perfection


May 15, 2012


6-8 pm


CUNY Baruch College , Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, 151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Aves., Room 750

The United Nations has demonstrated great leadership and advocacy for sustainable development on a global scale for many years. Milestones include the formulation of the Brundtland Commission and Report, convening UNCED in Rio 1992, the creation of Agenda 21 and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, the UN Millennium Development Goals, and the Johannesburg implementation plan.

In June, The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio +20, will seek renewed political commitment for a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and for an institutional framework for sustainable development.

Join the Sustainable Practice Network's panel of UN personnel and other sustainability experts to learn more about the United Nation’s vision for sustainable development, their progress towards achieving their goals, and the challenges to overcome for further implementation.


Donald H. Schepers, Ph.D, Academic Director, Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity


Vijay Modi, Director, Infrastructure Programs, Millennium Villages Project; Chantal Line Carpentier, Sustainable Development Officer, CSD Major Groups, Communication and Outreach Branch, United Nations; Prof. John Mutter, Director, Earth Institute/SIPA PhD in Sustainable Development, Columbia University