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  World Health Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
WHO is nearing success in developing vaccines against malaria and schistosomiasis and aims to eradicate polio within the next few years.
The World Health Organization is an agency of the United Nations and as such shares a core of common personnel policy with other agencies.
Despite their independence in matters of personnel policy, The World Health Organization and other agencies of the United Nations voluntarily discriminate between opposite-sex marriages and same-sex marriages, as well as discriminating between employees on the basis of nationality.
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 From One Earth to One World: An overview by the World Commission on Environment and Development - Worker's activities
Yet in the end, sustainable development is not a fixed state of harmony, but rather a process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are made consistent with future as well as present needs.
The objective of sustainable development and the integrated nature of the global environment/development challenges pose problems for institutions, national and international, that were established on the basis of narrow preoccupations and compartmentalized concerns.
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) should be strengthened as the principal source on environmental data, assessment, and reporting and as the principal advocate and agent for change and international co-operation on critical environment and natural resource protection issues.
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 14th Governing Council Session - REPORT OF THE WORLD COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT - United Nations ...
The commission’s report consequently emphasized the adoption of new concepts and values reflecting the recognition of the interdependence of countries and the interrelationship of environmental, economic and social issues, and called for a renewed political will and a reorientation of policies and programmes t national and international levels.
In conclusion, the Chairman of the Commission expressed appreciation of the assistance the Commission had received from the Intergovernmental Inter-session Preparatory Committee of the Governing Council and UNEP in preparing the report, and outlined the ways in which UNEP’s role should be strengthened to implement relevant recommendations contained in it.
One representative stated that the interactions between the developing and the developed counties were of critical importance, and reported that his Government had converted its aid loans to the poorest countries into grants.
www.unep.org /Documents.Multilingual?DocumentID=100&ArticleID=1691&l=en   (2170 words)

 World Commission on Environment and Development (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Commission sees the "possibility for a new era of economic growth, one that must be based on policies that sustain and expand the environmental resource base.
The Commission's document is an overview of a conceptual/moral report on the state of global affairs in terms of environmental degradation, international economic inequality and poverty, and the inability of current national and international institutions to deal effectively with the challenges of securing equity for future generations.
Sustainable development is defined as meeting "the [human] needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (p.8) This concept implies that there are limits on environmental resources and the ability of the biosphere to absorb human activities.
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 14th Governing Council Session - Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development - United Nations ...
By paragraph II of its resolution 38/161 of 19 December 1983, the General Assembly decided that, on matters within the mandate and purview of the United and Development should in the first instance be considered by the Governing Council for transmission to the Assembly together with its comments.
In accordance with that resolution, the Council considered the report 3/ at its fourteenth session and decided, by paragraph 3 of decision 14/14 of 19 June 1987, to transmit it to the Assembly.
Furthermore, in paragraph 5 of the decision, it drew the attention of the Assembly to chapter VI of the proceedings of the fourteenth session of the Council (see annex III), in which the views expressed in the debate on the report are summarized.
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 A/RES/42/187 Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development
Agrees with the Commission that while seeking to remedy existing environmental problems, it is imperative to influence the sources of those problems in human activity, and economic activity in particular, and thus to provide for sustainable development; 4.
Decides to transmit the report of the Commission to all Governments and to the governing bodies of the organs, organizations and programmes of the United Nations system, and invites them to take account of the analysis and recommendations contained in the report of the Commission in determining their policies and programmes; 7.
Reaffirms the need for developed countries and appropriate organs and organizations of the United Nations system to strengthen technical co-operation with the developing countries to enable them to develop and enhance their capacity for identifying, analysing, monitoring, preventing and managing environmental problems in accordance with their national development plans, priorities and objectives; 16.
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 Brundtland Commission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(b) To recommend ways in which concern for the environment may be translated into greater co-operation among developing countries and between countries at different stages of economic and social development and lead to the achievement of common and mutually supportive objectives which take account of the interrelationships between people, resources, environment and development;
The Report of the Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, was published by Oxford University Press in 1987.
The report deals with sustainable development and the change of politics needed for achieving that.
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 Population And The Environment: A Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Noting that the world is too complex for oversimplified solutions, Harrison explains how Malthusians tend to concentrate on population to the exclusion of other problems, critics on the left point to everything but population as the source of our environmental woes, and critics on the right assert that human ingenuity will solve any possible problems.
ISBN 0-19-282080-X. The World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, was commissioned by the United Nations to study and report on long-term environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development.
Development must be sustainable, and the industrialized and developing countries are dependent on each other to achieve a sustainable world.
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Development cannot subsist on a deteriorating environmental resource base; the environment cannot be protected when growth leaves out of account the costs of environmental destruction.
The WCED argued that sustainable development - based upon qualitative and fair patterns of economic growth - was not likely to be achieved unless two barriers which contribute to the present inequitable and, therefore, unsustainable structures of the world were addressed.
These issues have different impacts in the developing countries that are collectively known as the South and the industrial countries that are collectively known as the North.
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An important global trend in the future is the movement of labor from developing to developed countries because of the latter's need for labor with an aging population.
A major assumption was that the degradation of the environment in developing countries was due primarily to poverty.
Development of global competitive intelligence and innovation among the partners provide for rapid market development and the establishment of strategic positions in multiple locations.
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 What is sustainable development ?: UNESCO
The term 'sustainable development' was popularised by the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) in its 1987 report entitled Our Common Future.
The aim of the World Commission was to find practical ways of addressing the environmental and developmental problems of the world.
In addition, a United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development was established to monitor the implementation of these agreements and to act as a forum for the ongoing negotiation of international policies on environment and development.
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 TERI Enviro Club: Theme of the month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The World Commission on Environment and Development better known as the Bruntland Commission, which met in 1987 has given an appropriate definition of sustainable development as being development which 'meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'.
The World Summit on Sustainable Development is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September.
World Environment Day is held every year on 5th June to commemorate this conference.
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 RRI Green Plans Archives: New Zealand
The fundamental premise of sustainable development is that of an obligation to future generations and the notion that we owe them the choice to make their own decisions from the resources we bequeath them.
This recognition underpinned an awareness of a fundamental and compelling relationship between environment and development, especially in a country heavily reliant on natural resource use: that a sustainable and vibrant economy relies on a sustainable resource use base and, with this, a sustainable environment.
Accepting that human societies are dependent on the environment, it followed that the first step to sustaining the quality of life must be to sustain the quality of the environment.
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 Grawemeyer Award- Improving World Order 91 WInner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Economic development and sustained growth in the world's standard of living cannot occur without a strong, global effort to protect the environment.
Besides its call for environmental concern, the report stresses that the world must rise to challenges such as overpopulation, lack of adequate food security and wasteful use of energy.
It also states that goals such as peace, national security, economic development and a preserved environment are intertwined and can be properly addressed only through multinational efforts.
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Energy 2000 : a global strategy for sustainable development : a report for the World Commission on Environment and Development.
Human impact on environment and sustainable development in Africa.
World resources, 1998-99 : a guide to the global environment : environmental change and human health.
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 Sustainable Development Tutorial
Sustainable development is said to require the integration of three principles into all public policy: (1) economic growth; (2) environmental protection; and (3) social equity.
Nevertheless, sustainable development requires such a system of governance to manage the affairs of individual citizens to insure that social equity and environmental protection are integrated into all economic activity.
But since no energy use restrictions are imposed on the remaining 137 developing nations, industry will move to China, Mexico, Brazil, and Asia to produce their goods for the people in developing nations.
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The Long and the Short of It People concerned about sustainable development suggest that meeting the needs of the future depends on how well we balance social, economic, and environmental objectives--or needs--when making decisions today.
Explore some of the social, economic, and environmental challenges that are part of the sustainable development puzzle by working through the Learning Modules on this site.
Delve into the issues that people around the world strive to balance when making often difficult decisions about development.
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 OUP: UK General Catalogue
In this, perhaps the most important document of the decade on the future of the world, the urgency of changing certain policy decisions, some of which threaten the very survival of the human race, is made abundantly clear.
The World Commission on Environment and Development, headed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, Prime Minister of Norway, was set up as an independent body in 1983 by the United Nations.
Its brief was to re-examine the critical environment, to develop proposals to solve them, and to ensure that human progress will be sustained through development without bankrupting the resources of future generations.
www.oup.com /uk/catalogue/?ci=9780192820808   (439 words)

 A R E - 1987: Brundtland Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1987, the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), which had been set up in 1983, published a report entitled «Our common future».
It called for a strategy that united development and the environment — described by the now-common term «sustainable development».
In 1989, the report was debated in the UN General Assembly, which decided to organize a UN Conference on Environment and Development.
www.are.admin.ch /are/en/nachhaltig/international_uno/unterseite02330   (157 words)

 World Summit on Sustainable Development and the World Energy Council
For over 75 years this truth has continued to inform the WEC work programme and is now recognised as a central plank of the Johannesburg summit.
These are just some of the many sustainable development initiatives of the business community and WEC, together with its partner organisations in Business Action for Sustainable Development, is keen to identify further areas where business can develop an deploy constructive solutions to secure our common future.
WEC is also involved in the joint UNEP, IEA and ESKOM side event on "Energy and Sustainable Development" to be held at the ESKOM Convention Centre in Midrand on 30 August.
www.worldenergy.org /wec-geis/wssd   (810 words)

 Open Directory - Science:Environment:Sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
To help create a more sustainable world by encouraging the evolution and widespread adoption of thinking and practices which are socially responsible, environmentally sound, and economically viable.
It is a philosophy of maximum effort at the design stage to allow minimum effort and side-effects once the system is running, instead of the conventional method which is often the reverse.
Sustainable living provides a nourishing environment for life in a renewable cycle that supports life today and preserves natural resources for future generations of life.
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 Toronto, 1988: Economic Declaration -- Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The report of the World Commission on Environment and Development has stressed that environmental considerations must be integrated into all areas of economic policymaking if the globe is to continue to support humankind.
The efforts of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for an agreement on the transfrontier shipment of hazardous wastes should also be encouraged as well as the establishment of an inter-governmental panel on global climate change under the auspices of UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
We also recognize the potential impact of agriculture on the environment, whether negative through overintensive use of resources or positive in preventing desertification.
www.g7.utoronto.ca /summit/1988toronto/communique/environment.html   (252 words)

 Amazon.com: Our Common Future (Oxford Paperback Reference): Books: World Commission On Environment and Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1983, the U.N. General Assembly created the World Commission on Environment and Development, an independent committee of twenty-two members, headed by Gro Harlem Brundtland, the Prime Minister of Norway.
the commission seeks to reassess critical problems, to formulate realistic proposals for solving them, and to raise the level of understanding and commitment to the issues of environment and development.
While the topic of this text, sustainable development, is interesting, the text is not.
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 Team New England Leadership Training & Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A healthy environment is “good for business.” We need to move beyond the old prevailing myth.
Business and government leaders at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland this year choose climate change as the world's most pressing problem and the issue where business can most effectively take a leadership role.
Robèrt and others developed a consensus on what is needed for environmental sustainability among leading scientists throughout Sweden by distributing 21 drafts of a scientific paper for review.
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 World Commission on Environment and Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
IUCN (1989): From Strategy to Action: The IUCN Response to the Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development.
This document provides a perspective on the activities which IUCN- as the World Conservation Union- intended to promote and implement in support of the principles of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) and UNEP.
The comments and proposals for action are focused on those areas most closely related to IUCN’s mission and competence, dealing primarily with the management of living natural resources.
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 The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development
Ministry of the environment Catalonia (en)(Spanish) (Catalan), Catalonia (Spain), sustainable development.
World Resources Institute (WRI), sustainable development indicators, biodiversity, climate change, environmental education, forest frontiers initiative, forest resources, health and environment, africa, sustainable agriculture, trends and indicators, world resources.
Sustainable development and the environment in East Timor
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