Implementing programmes on sustainable livelihoods

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends ensuring implementation of programmes on sustainable livelihoods, agriculture and rural development, managing fragile ecosystems, water use in agriculture and integrated management of natural resources.

Sustainable livelihoods for everyone is long-term goal; government at all levels, the private sector, philanthropy and non-profits need all work in concert to create access to sustainable livelihoods. Policies to this end include building infrastructures which ensure basic human needs are met, developing human resources, providing incentives for small enterprises, and supporting such entrepreneurship through public and private financing; reducing lowest common denominator cometion between communities and countries for economic development and jobs; studying the impact of automation on the workforce and sectors of the workforce and, where necessary, regulating the introduction of new technologies to protect sustainable employment and livable wage levels.

Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal