Linking substantive action on Agenda 21 and financial resources

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 the success of the follow-up to UNCED depends on an effective link between substantive action and financial support, and this requires close and effective cooperation between UN bodies and the multilateral financial organizations. The Secretary-General and heads of UN programmes, organizations and the multi-lateral financial organizations have a special responsibility in forging such cooperation, not only through full participation in the UN high-level coordination mechanism (Administrative Committee on Coordination) but also at regional and national levels. In particular, representatives of multilateral financial institutions and mechanisms, as well as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, should be actively associated with deliberations of the intergovernmental structure responsible for the follow up to Agenda 21.

Action Action
Commerce Finance
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 13: Climate Action