The Blue Planet Project

Jun 222012

After a difficult negotiation process that highlighted the deep divisions within the United Nations, Member States reached consensus on a new 50-page document titled ”The Future We Want,” at the the Rio+20 UN Earth Summit, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, 2012. The document is meant to represent the aspirations for a […]


Check Against Delivery – May 31, 2012, Anil Naidoo opening statement before House of Commons Finance Committee testifying on Bill C-38, the Conservative government’s Omnibus Budget Implementation Bill termed the ‘Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Bill’
Good evening, I want to thank the committee for inviting us to present.
My name is Anil Naidoo and I am […]


Today I represented the Council of Canadians in a press conference with Oxfam, The International Trade Union Confederation and Green Peace in demanding respect for human right in the Rio+20 negotiations.
My message was direct and aimed at those governments which have been systematically deleting rights and safeguards from the Rio+20 negotiating text, leaving people vulnerable […]

Mar 262012

Today in New York, UN Member States are moving from the informal discussions of the past week to the more formal negotiations which take place over the next two days.
Over the past week we have seen a major number of amendments to the original Zero Draft document and these will now be negotiated with the […]


On the eve of the Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, I, on behalf of the Council of Canadians, joined 2 other organizations in calling for the Ms. Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to use her mandate to protect human rights in the Rio+20 negotiations.
We did this after […]

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