Improving coordination and complementarity of UNCED follow-up programmes in the United Nations system

Recognizing importance of all United Nations programmes for implementing Agenda 21
Encouraging consistent national positions in various United Nations bodies with respect to sustainable development
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 indicates that in the follow-up to UNCED, in particular implementation of Agenda 21, all relevant organs, programmes and organizations of the UN system will have an important role within their respective areas of expertise and mandates in supporting and supplementing national efforts. Coordination and mutual complementarity of their efforts to promote integration of environment and development could be enhanced through encouraging countries to maintain consistent positions in the various governing bodies. Specifically, Agenda 21 recommends strengthening the role of UNEP and UNDP, the latter ensuring immediate follow-up.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific 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