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ISF 2012 | Sustainable Development: The Priority of Persons

This year’s annual theme will examine the centrality of the human person in achieving human development, particularly in relation to the idea of sustainable development. Sustainable development is the United Nations’ overarching concept for development and human rights; it includes social, economic and environmental areas of focus. In June, 2012, the United Nations will host an international conference in Rio, in order to revisit commitments made 20 years ago, and to reset the sustainable development agenda for the future. Given the overarching compass of this theme, the commitments made at Rio will influence each area of WYA’s work at the UN in an ongoing way. 

WYA has been participating in the Rio PrepComs at the UN on sustainable development. Participation at the final PrepCom and Rio Conference in Rio de Janeiro in June, 2012, will be offered to our Track A certified members. Information will be posted on the website soon; check back for more updates. For questions about participation in Rio contact our Director of Advocacy, Elyssa Koren at