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Holy See and Sex: Follow Up

Gen Stewart | June 24th, 2012

In follow up to the “Holy See and Sex”: here. The “negotiations” of the Rio+20 summit have officially closed, with all parties agreeing on the severely compromised declaration text. In

Energy+ the Future

Gen Stewart | June 23rd, 2012

Norway, in conjunction with more than forty international partners, has signed an agreement to provide over US$140 million to developing countries to stimulate clean energy production. The Energy+ program was

Holy See and Sex

Gen Stewart | June 22nd, 2012

Follow up to the “Holy See and Sex”: here. The declaration text at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development contains no references to reproductive rights. The weak language pertaining to

Gender Mainstreaming

Gen Stewart | June 21st, 2012

June 20 – The UN Conference on Sustainable Development officially began today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and coincides with the Gender Mainstreaming Day, officially recognised by the UN. Delegates

The Future of Sex and the Planet

Gen Stewart | June 20th, 2012

The controversy surrounding reproductive rights and sexual healthcare at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development may come as a surprise to the uninitiated. Isn’t sustainable development about the environment?

Closing the Door on Women, Youth and Indigenous Peoples

Gen Stewart | June 20th, 2012

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development has had significant problems involving civil society with official proceedings. Known as the major groups of the UN, civil society are classified into nine groups: Children & Youth, Farmers, Business

Gen Y to Gen UN

Gen Stewart | June 19th, 2012

It’s a little cliché in sustainable development circles to say: “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” That doesn’t make it any

Open Letter: My Life in Twenty Years

Gen Stewart | June 18th, 2012

Twenty years ago the world gathered in Rio De Janeiro for the 1992 Earth Summit. It was here that the ban the Framework Convention on Climate Change was born and the world