Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20

A career diplomat, Mr. Sha Zukang became the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs on 1 July 2007. As such, he heads the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, which is responsible for the follow-up to the major United Nations Summits and Conferences, and services the Second and Third Committees of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council as well as the vast majority of its functional commissions and expert bodies. He also convenes the Executive Committee on Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Secretariat?s network for joint planning and initiatives on development.

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Mr. Sha Zukang has varied experience with multilateral organizations and international conferences. He was Chairman of the Preparatory Committee and Chairman of the Committee of the Whole, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 11th session from 2003 to 2004, President of the Trade and Development Board, 50th Session of UNCTAD, Chairperson of the Government group of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization from 2002 to 2003, and member of the UN Secretary-General?s Advisory Board on Disarmament matters from 1994 to 1999. In addition, he has served as president, vice-president, chairperson, coordinator and expert in many international conferences in the field of arms control, trade, intellectual property, social affairs, and telecommunications, among others.

Mr. Sha Zukang established the Department of Arms Control of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China and became its first Director-General. He participated, as chief negotiator or representative of the Chinese government, in the negotiation and review of many important international treaties on arms control and disarmament such as Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Chemical Weapons Convention, Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. He made great contributions to mine clearance in China and many parts of the world. He encouraged the development of Chinese non-governmental organizations, and facilitated the opening of offices in China by international organizations.

His postings in diplomatic missions abroad included London, Colombo, New Delhi, New York and Geneva. Prior to assuming his present position in the United Nations, he was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Chinese Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Mr. Sha was born in September 1947. He is a native of Jiangsu Province and is married, with one son. He is a graduate of Nanjing University, China. He is fluent in English and has some proficiency in French.

Statements by Mr. Sha Zukang Secretary-General of Rio+20
Concluding Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang
22 Jun 2012

Business Action for Sustainble Development 2012 (BASD 2012).
21 Jun 2012
WELCOME REMARKS
BY
MR. SHA ZUKANG
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE
ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)

BUSINESS ACTION FOR SUSTAINBLE DEVELOPMENT 2012 (BASD 2012)
Closing plenary session of the BASD 2012 Business Day, titled "Final Inputs to Rio+20"

Riocentro, Pavilion 3, Conference room 1, 19 June – 9:30 a.m.

UNCTAD side event on Building green economies: Moving from negotiations to capacity building - UNCTAD's technical cooperation responses to the Rio+20 Summit
21 Jun 2012
OPENING STATEMENT
BY
MR. SHA ZUKANG
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE
ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
UNCTAD side event on “Building Green Economies: Moving from negotiations to Capacity building – UNCTAD’s technical cooperation responses to the Rio+20 Summit”
Riocentro, T-6 (9:00 am) , Rio de Janeiro, 20 June 2012

Ceremonial opening of the Conferece
21 Jun 2012
OPENING REMARKS
BY
MR. SHA ZUKANG
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE
ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)

Ceremonial opening of the Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Pavilion 5, Plenary Hall, 20 June 2012

Mr. Sha Zukang
20 Jun 2012
Statement by Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development on the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Plenary Meeting of the Pre-Conference Informal Consultations - 19 June
19 Jun 2012
Plenary Meeting of the Pre-Conference Informal Consultations

Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012

Rio+20 Energy Day organized by UN-Energy in cooperation with the SG's HL Group on Sustainable Energy for All. - 19 June
19 Jun 2012
Riocentro, Pavilion 3, Conference room 1, 19 June – 9:30 a.m.

Population Prospect and Sustainable Development - 19 June
19 Jun 2012
China Pavilion, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro, 19 June 2012

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
18 Jun 2012
GLOBAL FORUM ON ELECTRIC MOBILITY & CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

Rio de Janeiro, 18 June

WELCOMING REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
18 Jun 2012
SEE SIDE EVENT:
CHINA GOING GREEN – FORUM ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND GREEN ECONOMY IN CHINA
UNEP Pavilion, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro, 18 June 2012

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
17 Jun 2012
High-level Closing Plenary
World Summit of Legislators

Rio de Janeiro, 17 June.

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
17 Jun 2012
Meeting Challenges for the Urban Future

China Pavilion, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro, 17 June 2012-3 :30 p.m.

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
17 Jun 2012
UNEP-Bright Moon Joint Event
Summit on Green Economy and Sustainable Development

Sheraton Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, 17 June-9:00 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
16 Jun 2012
Mobilizing Voluntary Stakeholder Contributions for an Inclusive Green Economy

Riocentro, conference room T-6, 16 June 2012

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
16 Jun 2012
CHINA’S PROGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND EXPECTATIONS OF RIO+20

Riocentro, T-2 (1 :30pm) , Rio de Janeiro, 16 June 2012

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
15 Jun 2012
RIO 1992 COMMERATIVE CEREMONY

Rio de Janeiro, 15 June 2012

REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
15 Jun 2012
Delivered by Ms. Elizabeth Thompson
Executive Coordinator

GLOBAL COMPACT RIO+20 CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY FORUM
OPENING PLENARY

Windsor Barra, Rio de Janeiro, 15 June 2012

PRESS REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
13 Jun 2012
PRESS BRIEFING FOR BRAZIL-BASED MEDIA

OPENING REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20) THIRD PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF UNCSD
13 Jun 2012
Rio de Janeiro, 13 June 2012

CLOSING REMARKS BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (RIO+20)
2 Jun 2012
INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON THE RIO+20 DRAFT OUTCOME DOCUMENT

New York, 2 June 2012

Closing Remarks by Mr. SHA Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) at the Second Round of Informal-informal Negotiations
4 May 2012

Opening Remarks By Mr. Sha Zukang Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Stockholm+40 ? Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development
23 Apr 2012

Closing Remarks By Mr. Sha Zukang Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony With Nature
18 Apr 2012

Opening Remarks By Mr. Sha Zukang Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony With Nature
18 Apr 2012

Closing remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at the 3rd Intersessional Meeting for Rio+20
27 Mar 2012
3rd Intersessional Meeting for Rio+20

Opening Remarks By Mr. Sha Zukang Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
19 Mar 2012
First Round of Informal-Informal Negotiations on Zero Draft of Outcome Document

Remarks at National Commission on Sustainable Development
9 Mar 2012
in Brasilia, Brazil

Remarks at Public Hearing at Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense Federal Senate
8 Mar 2012
in Brasilia, Brazil

Keynote address: Canadian International Model UN and Model RIO+20
1 Mar 2012
in Edmonton, Alberta

Keynote Address: Moderated Plenary on ?Rio+20 and beyond: Responding to the challenges? at UNEP Governing Council
21 Feb 2012
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Welcome remarks: Briefing and Open Dialogue on Rio+20 at UNEP Governing Council
21 Feb 2012
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Dialogue on UN operational activities for development: emerging issues and challenges
13 Feb 2012

Closing remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang at Initial Consultations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document
27 Jan 2012
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Opening remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang at Initial Consultations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document
25 Jan 2012
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

Briefing to the High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All on the substantive preparations for Rio +20, Abu Dhabi
15 Jan 2012

Opening remarks at Opening of the second General Assembly of IRENA, Abu Dhabi
14 Jan 2012

Closing Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
20 Dec 2011
2nd Intersessional Meeting for Rio 20, New York, 16 December 2011

Closing remarks at ECE Regional Preparatory Meeting
2 Dec 2011

Opening remarks at ECE Regional Preparatory Meeting
1 Dec 2011

Closing remarks at Monaco Workshop: Sustainable use of oceans in the context of the Green Economy and Poverty Eradication.
30 Nov 2011

GREETING MESSAGE BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
25 Nov 2011
CHINA NATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2011
Changsha, China, 18 November 2011

VIDEO MESSAGE BY MR. SHA ZUKANG UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
18 Nov 2011
High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy

Beijing, 18 November 2011

Keynote Address by Mr. Sha Zukang Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
16 Nov 2011
THE WATER, ENERGY AND FOOD SECURITY NEXUS ? SOLUTIONS FOR THE GREEN ECONOMY

Remarks by Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
4 Nov 2011
Briefing of all Member States on the substantive preparations for Rio +20
Conference Room 4 (NLB), New York, 4 November 2011, 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
25 Oct 2011
Opening Statement

Closing remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
25 Oct 2011
The Asian and Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Opening Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
19 Oct 2011
Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Video Message by Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development
18 Oct 2011
ICAO Aviation and Sustainable Alternative Fuels Workshop - Montréal, Canada, 18 October 2011

Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
4 Oct 2011
Concluding remarks, Delhi Ministerial Dialogue

2nd Committee - Opening statement by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General
3 Oct 2011
Delivered by Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Co-ordination & Inter-Agency Affairs

3rd Committee - Opening statement by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary-General
3 Oct 2011
Delivered by Mr. Thomas Stelzer, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Co-ordiantion & Inter-Agency Affairs

Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
3 Oct 2011
Opening statement, Delhi Ministerial Dialogue

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Retreat - Opening Statement by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
30 Sep 2011

Concluding remarks by USG Mr. Shang Zukang in Beijing Sympoium
9 Sep 2011

Opening remarks by USG Mr. Sha Zukang in Beijing Symposium
8 Sep 2011

Mr. Sha Zukang
21 Jul 2011
Concluding Remarks by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

High-Level Dialogue on Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development in Solo, Indonesia


Mr. Sha Zukang
19 Jul 2011
Remarks by the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

High-Level Dialogue on Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development in Solo, Indonesia

Briefing of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment
6 Jul 2011
WTO Headquarter, Geneva

Remarks at the National Press Club Event, Speaker Series 2011
28 Jun 2011

12th Meeting of the UN Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea
20 Jun 2011

Countdown to Rio+20 featuring Rio the Movie
15 Jun 2011

Ceremony to launch a campaign to give ample public knowledge of Rio+20
3 Jun 2011


Green Economy: a Pathway to Sustainable Development
2 Jun 2011

UNESCO Future Forum and UN-ECE Public-Private Roundtable Forum on Green Economy
24 May 2011

Mr. Sha ZUKANG
20 Apr 2011
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference for Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature

To The Foundation Roundtable for Rio+20
20 Apr 2011

African Union-ECA Joint Meeting: Panel 1 - Green Economy and Global Sustainability
28 Mar 2011

4th Joint Annual Meetings of the AU Conference of Ministers of Economy and Finance and ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
28 Mar 2011

1. Mr. Sha Zukang
8 Mar 2011
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development for the 2nd Preparatory Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

2nd Preparatory Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Side Event on UN-wide Contribution to Supporting Countries to Make a Transition
8 Mar 2011
Remarks by Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

1. Mr. Sha Zukang
7 Mar 2011
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development for the 2nd Preparatory Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

UNFF9 High Level Ministerial Segment High level Roundtable on Forests and Rio+20
3 Feb 2011

1. Mr. Sha Zukang
10 Jan 2011
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development for the 1st Intersessional Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Briefing to Delegations on Preparatory Process for Rio+20
15 Dec 2010

The Annual Parliamentary Hearing - Towards Economic Recovery:Rethinking Development, Retooling Global Governance
2 Dec 2010

Ad-Hoc Expert Meeting on a Green Economy: Trade and Sustainable Development Implications
7 Oct 2010

Second Committee of the General Assembly
4 Oct 2010

Statement at Green Korea 2010: Strengthening Global Green Growth Strategy and Green Economy
9 Sep 2010

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010 ? Building a New Era of Sustainability
25 Jun 2010

1. Mr. Sha Zukang
17 May 2010
Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development for the 1st Preparatory Committee Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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