Agenda 21. United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED),
United Nations General Assembly, New York.
The aim of
Agenda 21 is to address not only the global problems of the present, but to
prepare the world for the challenges of the next century. It reflects
a global consensus and political commitment on development and environment
co-operation. The programme areas that constitute Agenda 21 are described
in terms of the basis for action, objectives, activities and means of implementation.
of reference the document is divided into four-parts: part I includes the
social and economic dimensions; part II covers the conservation and management
of resources for development; notes on strengthening the role of major groups
are contained in part III; and finally part IV includes a section entitled
“Means of implementation”.