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International Seminar on Green Economy and Official Statistics
6 Jul 2011 - 8 Jul 2011
Seoul, the Republic of Korea

This Seminar is being organised by the United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with Statistics Korea, the national statistics office of the Republic of Korea.

A green economy has been recognised as one of the critical development models for the future which improves well-being and social equity while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concept of a green economy has become a centre of policy debates in recent years. During the recent global financial crisis, the United Nations General Assembly and several United Nations agencies underscored that the crisis represented an opportunity to promote green economy initiatives as part of the stimulus packages being put in place to support the recovery. The General Assembly has decided one of its major themes for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro as ?a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.?

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