UNA Women Looks to Create a More Sustainable World

Women Prepare for Rio+20

April 20, 2012|Verdena Lee, D.O.
At conferences around the world, both men and women are frequently asked, what do you do, is there time and reason enough to get to know you, and how can we contribute to one another's objectives? For women however, there is an underlying query: how did you get away from your responsibilities of family, children, hearth and home to work on this weighty project or to attend this conference? Usually, we find a quick way to appease the inquisitor--be it a man or a woman. But a deeper search begins as we attempt to answer those questions for ourselves.

As many women prepare to attend Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20-22, 2012, I hope that you will find the fortitude to meet these old familiar questions with new and creative answers like:

Under the leadership of Executive Coordinators of Rio+20, Ms. Elizabeth Thompson and Mr. Brice Lalonde, we have important work to do, and soon. UNA Women has a great legacy to uphold, a constituency that is waiting, and a passion to see the lives of all people improve in a green and more sustainable world.


Verdena Lee is a member of UNA Women from the UNA-USA Columbus Chapter.
Labels: Membership, World Bulletin