United Nations Conference on Environment & Development. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3.14 june 1992. AGENDA 21.
United Nations / June 1992/
International agreement to be transposed by necessary measures by all Parties that have adopted it.
Agenda 21 is an agenda for the global development in the 21st century. It is a program run by the United Nations related to sustainable development. The global partnership should create acceptance for the need to take a balanced and integrated approach to environment and development questions.
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action for global, national and local organisations of the United Nations, Governments, and major Groups in every area that have an impact on humans or the environment. It was adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Concerning chemicals six programme areas are proposed:
Substitution of hazardous substances – especially toxic, persistent, bio-accumulative, ozone depleting and pesticides – with safer ones is an important part of Agenda 21. Administrative measures, research and information activities are means of implementation that the Governments should perform in cooperation with other parties.
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