ERIC Number: ED385427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
UNESCO: Agenda 21 and UNCED Follow-Up.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Bureau for the Coordination of Environmental Programme.
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) took place in Rio de Janeiro in June, 1992. The main results of UNCED were the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, Convention on Biological Diversity, Framework Convention on Climate Change, and Statement of Forest Principles. Agenda 21 is the international program of action for global sustainable development into the 21st century. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is involved in many aspects of UNCED follow-up, with particular emphasis on Agenda 21 and the conventions on biological diversity and climate change. This brief document describes in outline format, UNESCO follow-up activities to UNCED in the following areas: (1) education, public awareness and training (chapter 36 and 25 of Agenda 21); (2) capacity-building in developing countries and transfer of environmentally sound technology; (3) science; (4) oceans, coastal areas and small islands; (5) biological diversity; (6) freshwater resources; (7) land ecosystems and resources; (8) convention on biological diversity; and (9) framework convention on climate change. The UNESCO objectives and partnerships concerned with the environment and development are briefly summarized. (LZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Bureau for the Coordination of Environmental Programme.