Print materials from UN summit donated to Johannesburg library

Print materials from UN summit donated to Johannesburg library

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Thousands of leftover print materials from the recently concluded United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development will be donated to the main library of host city Johannesburg, South Africa, according to the meeting’s organizers.

Thousands of leftover print materials from the recently concluded United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development will be donated to the main library of host city Johannesburg, South Africa, according to the meeting’s organizers.

The Secretary-General of the Summit, Nitin Desai, made the announcement yesterday, saying the move was in keeping with the principles of sustainable use of resources and was one of many efforts to “green” the conference and reduce any of its negative environmental affects.

The educational and outreach materials produced by UN agencies, government delegations, non-governmental organizations and other groups will be shared with other libraries in South Africa.

“Education is a cornerstone of sustainable development and these materials, which represent some of the best scientific, advocacy, and political thinking on the subject, will continue to be used after the Summit ends to educate communities about sustainable development issues,” Mr. Desai said.