strategy

Improving consultation mechanisms on disputes concerning sustainable development

Synonyms:
Improving notification mechanisms concerning threats to sustainable development
Context:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

In the area of avoidance and settlement of disputes, Agenda 21 recommends that states should further study and consider methods to broaden and make more effective the range of techniques available at present, taking into account, [inter alia], relevant experience under existing international agreements, instruments or institutions and, where appropriate, their implementing mechanisms such as modalities for dispute avoidance and settlement. This may include mechanisms and procedures for the exchange of data and information, notification and consultation regarding situations that might lead to disputes with other states in the field of sustainable development and for effective peaceful means of dispute settlement in accordance with the [Charter of the United Nations], including, where appropriate, recourse to the International Court of Justice, and their inclusion in treaties relating to sustainable development.

Subjects:
Expertise
Arbitration
Sustainable development
Reform
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies