Recognizing major non-governmental groups as key partners in implementing Agenda 21

Providing opportunities for NGO's to participate in United Nations system efforts on Agenda 21
Recognizing importance of NGO participation in implementing Agenda 21
Strengthening involvement of major groups in implementing Agenda 21 in recipient countries
Promoting participation of major social groups in national UNCED follow-up programmes
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 emphasizes the importance of continued active and effective participation of non-governmental organizations, of the scientific community and the private sector and of local groups and communities in the implementation of Agenda 21. It recommends that relevant non-governmental organizations, including the scientific community, the private sector, women's groups, [etc], should be given the opportunity to make their contribution and establish appropriate relationships with the UN system. Support should be provided for developing countries' non-governmental organizations and their self-organized networks. Agenda 21 also recommends that UNDP should promote and strengthen the role and involvement of women, youth and other major groups in recipient countries in the implementation of Agenda 21.
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