Who's Who at the UN's Rio+20 Summit?

By Sarah Laskow - 2012-06-20T16:51:58Z

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Children and Young People

More than half the world's population is under the age of 30. In dozens of less-wealthy nations, particularly in Africa, more than two-fifths of the population is under the age of 15.

"I am fighting for my future. Losing my future is not like losing an election or a few points on the stock market," Severn Cullis Suzuki of Canada, then 12 years old, told diplomats at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The effects of decisions made this week will outlive the negotiators who make them.

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