Johannesburg Summit: Why go?

During the second half of August, HEADLINES will publish a daily bulletin written by the Jesuit Delegation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. The Global NGO Forum begins on 19 August and the WSSD itself on 26 August, and both run until 4 September. The Jesuit Delegation will be made up of some thirty delegates from the Center of Concern (Washington), the Christian Life Community (South Africa), the International Jesuit Network for Development, the Indian Social Institute (New Delhi), the South African Jesuits and the Social Justice Secretariat. Why are we going? Will the WSSD achieve anything?