The Secretary-General today highlighted the achievements made in Rio last week, stressing that they represent a global movement of change:“Let me be clear. Rio+20 was a success,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a General Assembly meeting on the outcome of the Conference. “In Rio, we saw the further evolution of an undeniable global movement for change.”
The 15 month crackdown in Syria has produced a wave of refugees to nearby Lebanon. According to the UN Refugee Agency, there were more than 17,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Fears of a spillover of the Syria conflict to Lebanon are being realized.