Saturday, May 03, 2008

Sustainable Development Report on Africa

UNPulse has alerted us to the release of the Sustainable Development Report on Africa, as the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) begins its Review Session from 5-16 May 2008. The CSD was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Earth Summit, and is responsible for reviewing progress in the implementation of Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; as well as providing policy guidance to follow up the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) at local, national, regional and international levels. The report, which includes the chapters Sustainable development governance in Africa, Poverty eradication and socially sustainable development, Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Natural resource base of economic and social development, is the result of the five year review of the implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development Outcomes in Africa. You can read and download the report from the UNECA web site.

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