UN's Migiro: Sustainable Resource Use Key to MDGs, Climate Change Fight

The United Nations urges governments to promote environment-friendly use of mining, transport, chemicals and waste management. Photo by: Scott Wallace/World Bank

The environmentally friendly and economical use of transportation, waste management, chemicals and mining are vital to addressing climate change and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro stressed.

“The areas of focus at this session are integral to our overarching objectives” including the realization of MDGs and offsetting the adverse impacts of climate change, Migiro said May 12 at the start of the high-level segment of the 18th session of the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development.

Migiro urged governments to promote the sustainable resource uses in these sectors.

Representatives of nearly half of the U.N.’s member states and more than 1,000 major groups gathered for the commission’s May 3-14 meet.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.