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The Director-General

Director-General Addresses World Economic Forum's Global Leadership Fellows Programme

20 June 2012

The Director-General welcomed the World Economic Forum's Global Leadership Fellows Programme to the UN Office at Geneva. He focused on the Rio+20 Conference which opened today and which seeks to shape how countries and their citizens can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection to achieve long-term growth. He also highlighted that partnerships with the private sector are key, especially with regard to creating a “greener” economy.