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* Following Up the World Summit on Sustainable Development Commitments on Corporate Social Responsibility: Options for Action by Governments
[English]
The project’s objectives are to identify a wide range of policy options that governments could adopt in following up the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments at the international level, and to assess the viability and potential effectiveness of each.
 
* Follow-up to the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report is submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 59/146 of 20 December 2004, on the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the Assembly.
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly (59th)
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report is submitted in compliance with General Assembly Resolution 58/130 of 22 December 2003. It provides an analysis on the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty-fourth special session of the General Assembly, in 2005.
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly (58th session)
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 57/163. It focuses on two broad themes: the coherence of policies to promote social development, and participation and partnership as objectives and means of social development.
 
* Report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights 2005
[English][Arabic][French]
This is a report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on Human rights to inform international community about its activities on the field of human rights.
 
* A Framework for Action on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
[English]
This thematic paper provides a broad view of existing normative and programmatic frameworks in the biodiversity and ecosystem management area, to highlight inter-linkages among the sectors, to identify key gaps and challenges and to highlight areas where further action is needed.
 
* Draft Plan Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
The present plan of implementation will further build on the achievements made since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) and expedite the realization of the remaining goals, which are to promote economic development, social development and environmental protection.
 
* Draft Report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
This is the Draft Report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development that was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 26 August to 4 September 2002, in conformity with the General Assembly resolutions 55/199 and 56/226.
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly (57th)
[English][Arabic][French]
This is the latest in a series of reports to provide information on the activities of the responsible intergovernmental bodies undertaken to promote social development and the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit in 1995.
 
* Provisional Rules of Procedure of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
This is the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the World Summit on Sustainable Development as approved by the General Assembly in it Resolution 56/226 for adoption by the Summit.
 
* Report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
This report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development [Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August-4 September 2002] commits the representatives of the peoples of the world to act together, united by a common determination to save our planet, promote human development and achieve universal prosperity and peace.
 
* World Summit on Sustainable Development Draft Resolution
[English][Arabic][French]
The General Assembly of the United Nations decides to adopt sustainable development as a key element of the overarching framework for UN activities, in particular for achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the UN Millennium Declaration.
 
* Human Rights and Social Development: Towards Democratization and Social Justice
[English]
This paper reviews the progress made toward the objectives of the Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development and Programme of Action by using a human rights strategy. This strategy assumes that the norms and machinery of human rights would inform decisions on development policies.
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly (56th)
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 55/46 of 29 November 2000, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to it at its fifty-sixth session a report on “Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and of the twenty fourth special session of the General Assembly”.
 
* Intensifying Dialogue on Effective Decentralization and Strengthening of Local Authorities [Within the Framework of Implementation of the Habitat Agenda]
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Whole of the Twenty-Fifth Special Session of the General Assembly
[English][Arabic][French]
This report resolves to intensify efforts to enhance the role of youth and civil society, and foster political will at all levels in order to increase cooperation with parliamentarians in human settlements development.
 
* A Human Rights-Based Approach to Development Programming in UNDP – Adding the Missing Link
[English]
This note touches upon both the normative and operational aspects of a human rights-based approach to development programming and attempts to deal with the why, what, how and when questions.
 
* Acceleration of Development in Africa and the Least Developed Countries
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report reviews the performance of African countries in general and the African least developed countries (LDCs) in particular, from the perspective of their capability to attain the developmental objective of reducing poverty by half by the year 2015.
 
* Achieving Social Development for all in a Globalizing World
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report, prepared in accordance with General Assembly resolution 54/23 reviews the implementation of the outcome of the Summit for social development. It also contains an analysis of the outcome, focusing on the most significant new initiatives and further follow-up action by intergovernmental bodies and the United Nations system.
 
* Activities of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Progress Report
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Assessing the Social Impact of Economic Measures Taken in Response to Financial Crises in Developing Countries
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report analyzes the scope for using social impact assessments to better understand and to mitigate the negative social impacts of financial crises. It proposes concrete initiatives that can be taken to improve the effectiveness of social impact assessments as well as their wider adoption as an integral element of social development.
 
* Consultations on Decentralization and the Strengthening of Local Authorities and their Networks for Implementation of the Habitat Agenda
[English][French]

 
* Contribution on Assistance to Countries with Economies in Transition
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Development of Guidelines on the Role and Social Responsibilities of the Private Sector
[English][Arabic][French]
This report contains a discussion of definitions and concepts related to the social responsibilities of the private sector, an overview of initiatives taken, a brief review of trends, issues and intergovernmental initiatives and some recommendations for the development of guidelines at the United Nations.
 
* Impact of Globalization on Social Development
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report traces the main features and the experiences of globalization for broad categories of countries and society, highlights salient features of its impact on social development as a result of developments in trade, technology and finance, and concludes with some observations aimed at a closer integration of economic and social objectives in a global market economy.
 
* Lessons Learned from Best Practices and Partnerships in the Achievement of Adequate Shelter for All and Sustainable Human Settlements in an Urbanizing World
[English][French]
The document presents recommendations for national governments, local authorities and their partners and the international community to make fuller use of best practices and their lessons learned in support of the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. And, it highlights some milestones and lessons learned in terms of promising policy options and their capacity-building implications.
 
* Progress Achieved in the Implementation of the United Nations Resolutions Concerning the Right of Self-Determination
[English][Arabic][French]
This report was prepared pursuant to decision 1 of the Preparatory Committee for the special session of the General Assembly entitled “World Summit for Social Development and beyond”, to review the progress achieved in the implementation of United Nations resolutions concerning the right of self-determination, in particular for people living under colonial and foreign occupation, with a view to enabling them to participate freely in social and economic development.
 
* Promoting Social Integration in Post-Conflict Situations
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report has been prepared pursuant to paragraph 15 of the annex to decision 1 adopted by the Preparatory Committee at its first session (17-29 May and 15 July 1999). In that decision, it requested the Secretary-General to report on suggested means to promote social integration in the context of post-conflict situations.
 
* Regional Symposium on Socio-Economic Policies during Macroeconomic Stabilization in Countries with Economies in Transition
[English][Arabic][French]
The symposium on Socio-Economic Policies provides a forum for senior government officials to identify issues that need to be addressed in order to strengthen the capacity of Governments to design and implement effective socio-economic policies.
 
* Report of the Ad Hoc Committee of the Whole of the Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly
[English][Arabic][French]
This special session of the General Assembly at Geneva is a meeting of the representatives of Governments, to assess achievements and obstacles and to decide on further initiatives to accelerate social development for all, reaffirm their will and commitment to implement the Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action.
 
* Resources for Social Development: Additional and Innovative Measures
[English][Arabic][French]
This report has been requested by the Preparatory Committee for the Special Session of the General Assembly on the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development and Further Initiatives and to present it to the Preparatory Committee at its second substantive session with proposals for additional and innovative sources to obtain resources for social development.
 
* Seminar on Values and Market Economies
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report begins with the reasons for reflecting on values and market economies and proceeds to examine how these “values” should be understood and what those “values” are that are expressed by the dominant market economy system.
 
* Twenty-Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly Entitled "World Summit for Social Development and Beyond: Achieving Social Development for all in a Globalizing World"
[English][Arabic][French]
This report has been prepared in response to General Assembly resolution 54/23 of 10 November 1999, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General a report on the special session entitled “Implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development.
 
* Comprehensive Report on the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development
[English][Arabic][French]
The report highlights specific national policies on the mobilization and utilization of resources; it depicts the scope of regional and international cooperation, and strives to determine the effectiveness and impact of national efforts towards social development.
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development of the 54th Session
[English][Arabic][French]
This report contains information on the implementation of the outcome of the Summit by intergovernmental bodies, and on preparations for the special session of the General Assembly on the implementation of the outcome of the Summit and further initiatives.
 
* Key Actions for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report focuses on population and development concerns, gender equality, equity and empowerment of women, reproductive rights and reproductive health, partnerships and collaborations and mobilizing resources.
 
* Review of the International Conference on Population and Development (1999)
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the Twenty-first special session of the General Assembly for an overall review and appraisal of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development: (5 October 1999).
 
* Symposium on States, Markets and Social Progress: Roles and Cooperation of the Public and Private Sectors
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Assessment of Progress in the Implementation of Agenda 21 at the National Level
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report provides an assessment of information contained in approximately 100 country profiles which outline national progress in implementing Agenda 21 since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED).
 
* Combating Deforestation and the Non-Legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of All Types of Forests
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Conservation of Biological Diversity
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Demographic Dynamics and Sustainability
[English][Arabic][French]
Overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: report of the Secretary-General.
 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Biotechnology
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes, Including Prevention of Illegal International Traffic in Hazardous Wastes
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Solid Wastes and Sewage-Related Issues
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Environmentally Sound Management of Toxic Chemicals, Including Prevention of Illegal International Traffic in Toxic and Dangerous Products
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Financial Resources and Mechanisms
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992
 
* Global Change and Sustainable Development: Critical Trends
[English][Arabic][French]
The Present report examines some critical issues of sustainable development, reviewing developments over the past 25 years and looking into the future with the help of model-based projections and scenarios. It focuses on the potential for effecting change through domestic policy measures.
 
* Global Change and Sustainable Development: Critical Trends- Corrigendum
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development of the 52nd Session
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report contains selective information on initiatives/activities that have taken place since the issuance of the report of the fifty-second session on the implementation of the outcome of the World Summit for Social Development that was held at Copenhagen in March 1995.
 
* Information for Decision-Making
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Integrated Approach to the Planning and Management of Land Resources
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Integrating Environment and Development in Decision-Making
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* International Cooperation to Accelerate Sustainable Development in Developing Countries and Related Domestic Policies
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* International Institutional Arrangements
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Inventory of Ongoing Energy-Related Programmes and Activities of Entities Within the United Nations Systems, on Coordination of such Activities and on Arrangements Needed to Foster the Linkage Between Energy and Sustainable Development Within the System
[English][Arabic][French]
This report consists of the activities of the organizations of the United Nations system in the field of energy for consideration by the Committee on New and Renewable Sources of Energy and on Energy for Development (CNRSEED) at its third session in 1998.
 
* Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Combating Desertification and Drought
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* National Mechanisms and International Cooperation for Capacity-Building in Developing Countries
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Overall Progress Achieved Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
[English][Arabic][French]
This report contains a global assessment of the current status of economic and social development and environmental sustainability, followed by an appraisal of progress made since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), focusing on the main achievements and unrealized expectations.
 
* Promoting Education, Public Awareness and Training
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Protection of the Atmosphere
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* Protection of the Oceans, all Kinds of Seas, Including Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Seas, and Coastal Areas and the Protection, Rational Use and Development of their Living Resources
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Protection of the Quality and Supply of Freshwater Resources: Application of Integrated Approaches to the Development, Management and Use of Water Resources
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Report of Activities that Pose a Major Threat to the Environment
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report limits itself to a selection of human activities that are: not gravely hazardous to the environment if carried out over a limited period of time but are cumulative and hazardous if undertaken on a continued basis and/or involve a potential risk of major contamination within a given geographical area and time-frame. It also indicates the attempts of the international community to deal with those hazards and find adequate solutions.
 
* Report of the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Panel on Forests on its Fourth Session
[English][Arabic][French]
The Panel was mandated to pursue a consensus and formulate options for further actions in order to combat deforestation, and forest degradation and to promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.
 
* Report of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group of the Commission on Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
The Ad Hoc Open-ended Inter-Sessional Working Group of the Commission on Sustainable Development met in New York from 24 February to 7 March 1997, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 50/113. The Working Group held 17 meetings.
 
* Role and Contribution of Major Groups
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Wastes
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* Science for Sustainable Development
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992
 
* Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies, Cooperation and Capacity-Building
[English][Arabic][French]
Report of the Secretary-General on the overall progress achieved since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
 
* United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development: Report on the Fifth Session
[English][Arabic][French]
This is the report on the Fifth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development held between the 7-25 April 1997
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development of the 51st Session
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report of the Secretary-General describes actions taken for the Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development since the adoption of Assembly resolution 50/161.
 
* Report of the High-Level Advisory Board on Sustainable Development on its Sixth Session
[English][Arabic][French]
Discussions at the sixth session focused on the organization and contents of the report to be prepared by the Board as a contribution to the 1997 review of the progress achieved in the implementation of the commitments made at United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
 
* Implementation of the Outcome of the World Summit for Social Development of the 50th Session
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report focuses mainly on the supportive role of intergovernmental bodies and the organizations of the United Nations system.
 
* Fourth Review and Appraisal of the World Population Plan of Action
[English][Arabic][French]
The present report focuses on 30 selected population issues. The report provides an overall assessment of the level of implementation of the World Population Plan of Action and appropriate background information on population trends and policies that would help facilitate the deliberations at the Conference.
 
* Report of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 5-13 Sept 1994)
[English][Arabic][French]
This Programme of Action recommends to the international community a set of important population and development objectives and goals that are: sustained economic growth in the context of sustainable development; education, gender equity and equality, mortality reduction, access to reproductive health services, family planning and sexual health.
 
* Report of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, 5-13 Sept 1994) Addendum
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* Report of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo, Egypt 5-13 September 1994)
[English][Arabic][French]

 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992- Volume I: Resolutions Adopted by the Conference
[English]
This report commits all States to engage in a dialogue, inspired by the need to achieve a more efficient and equitable world economy, keeping in view the increasing interdependence of the community of nations and that sustainable development should become a priority item on the agenda of the international community.
 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992- Volume II: Proceedings of the Conference
[English][Arabic]
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 14 June 1992, in conformity with General Assembly resolution 45/211 and its decision 46/468. During that period the Conference held 19 plenary meetings.
 
* Report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992- Volume III: Statements Made by Heads of State or Government at the Summit Segment of the Conference
[English][Arabic][French]
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development was held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 14 June 1992. This volume 3 includes the statements made by heads of states or government at the Summit segment of the Conference.
 
* World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children - World Summit for Children
[English]

 
* Plan of Action for Implementing the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children in the 1990s
[English]

 
* World Summit for Children - Goals for Children and Development in the 1990s
[English]

 

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