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According to the head of the United Nations, only one vision of the future is acceptable.

Five days from now the United Nations’ Rio+20 conference will officially commence in glamorous Rio de Janiero. Most of the world’s citizens will pay little attention. With bills to pay and mouths to feed, we have other things on our mind.

But there’s a serious problem. Many of the individuals attending Rio+20 think they’re authorized to speak for the rest of us. They also think it’s their job to choose our future.

Two days ago an opinion piece authored by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, was published in Der Spiegel, a prominent German news magazine (backup link here). So far no translation – or even record – of it is available on the section of Ban Ki-moon’s website specifically devoted to such matters. So a Google translation will have to do.

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