Emphasizing national capacity building for sustainable development


Agenda 21 indicates that there must be active cooperation and collaboration among the United Nations regional commissions and other relevant organizations, regional development banks, non-governmental organizations and other institutions at the regional level. UNEP and UNDP, together with the regional commissions, would have a crucial role to play, especially in providing the necessary assistance, with particular emphasis on building and strengthening the national capacity of member states.


This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Sustainable development
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies