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The whole issue of sustainable development has been severely impacted by the need to balance the rights and aspirations of less developed economies with primarily carbon based energy engines driving these initiatives. The issue of per capita emission targets across the board and the currently unviable costs of a low carbon model make it a challenging issue that looks to get even more murky as rhetoric and bluster seem to be on the increase. This section deals with international policies aimed at holistic and balanced development with consideration of development rights and environmental sustainability...
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Title: 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. The programme areas that constitute Agenda 21 are described in terms of the basis for action, objectives, activities and means of implementation. Agenda 21...

Title: Declaration of Alma-Ata

The need for urgent action by all governments, all health and development workers, and the world community to protect and promote the health of all the people of the world forms the basis for this declaration and is the bedrock against which all further actions have been based, including many of the agenda items of the MDG’s (International Conference on Primary Health...

Title: Declaration on the Right to Development

The Declaration on the Right to Development (adopted by General Assembly resolution 41/128 of 4 December 1986) states that "the right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and...

Title: Promoting full employment and decent work for all

Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives – their aspirations for opportunity and income; rights, voice and recognition; family stability and personal development; and fairness and gender equality. Ultimately these various dimensions of decent work underpin peace in communities and society. Decent work reflects the concerns of governments,...

Title: Rio Declaration on Environment and Development

Reaffirming the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted at Stockholm on 16 June 1972, and seeking to build upon it, with the goal of establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people, which respect the interests of all and protect the...

Title: Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

To reduce or remove regulatory barriers to the use of telecommunication resources for disaster mitigation and relief, including to the provision of telecommunication assistance. Where "Disaster" means a serious disruption of the functioning of society, posing a significant, widespread threat to human life, health, property or the environment, whether caused by...

Title: United Nations Millennium Declaration

The Millennium Declaration was adopted during the Millennium Summit [Sep 2000] by world leaders from more than 170 countries. The Declaration sets out within a single framework the key challenges facing humanity at the threshold of the new millennium, outlines a response to these challenges, and establishes concrete measures for judging performance through a set of...