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.

Sustainable development
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies