For Immediate Release
Comment on the Rio+20 Summit Closing Day
WASHINGTON - Commenting on the Rio+20 Summit closing day, Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International said:
“World leaders failed at their Summit in Rio, mainly because of the undue influence that multinational corporations have on them and the UN.”
“But the parallel People’s Summit demonstrated that real solutions to the current crises do exist and that people are successfully mobilizing around them.”
“By exposing the negative influence of multinational corporations we have gained considerable momentum in our efforts to reclaim the UN as a people’s space. And this campaign is just starting.”
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