UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2015

  • question_answer
    What is Rio+20 Conference, often mentioned in the news?

    A)  It is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

    B)  It is a Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organisation

    C)  It is a conference of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change

    D)  It is a Conference of the Member Countries of the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] Rio+20, the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in June, 2012), twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from the Private Sector, NGOs and other groups, came together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet. The official discussions focussed on two main themes
    (i) How to build a green economy to achieve Sustainable development and lift people out of poverty.
    (ii) How to improve international coordination for sustainable development.

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