Agenda 21 upsc exam

Agenda 21

🖊 Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

🖊 Agenda 21, adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.

🖊 The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels.

🖊 The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.

🖊 Agenda 21 is grouped into 4 sections:

Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions
Section II: Conservation and Management of Resources for Development
Section III: Strengthening the Role of Major Groups
Section IV: Means of Implementation.


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