UNU Report to the Second Preparatory Session for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development

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  • INSTITUTE:
    UNU-IAS
    PUBLISHER:
    United Nations University
    VOLUME:
    UNU Report
    TITLE:
    UNU Report to the Second Preparatory Session for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development
    AUTHORS:
    by van Ginkel Hans
    PUB DATE:
    2002•01•28

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    UNU has focused a substantial proportion of its efforts on the pursuit of sustainable development
    and this report is aimed at providing an outline of some of the key research findings and capacity
    development activities that have resulted. The report begins with a list of key recommendations
    for consideration at the World Summit on Sustainable Development that have been generated
    through UNU’s research over the last decade and the remainder of the report outlines the research
    upon which these recommendations are based. The second section provides an assessment
    of the state of affairs in relation to particular chapters of Agenda 21 that have been addressed
    through UNU research. As a key aspect of UNU’s mandate is to understand and resolve “pressing
    global problems of human survival, development, and welfare” UNU has also aimed to highlight
    key sustainable development priorities that were not specifically addressed within Agenda
    21 and these are outlined in the subsequent section of the report. The following section provides
    a more elaborate explanation of each recommendation made by UNU in the context of its past
    research and capacity building activities. The final section of the report, in keeping with the university’s
    emphasis on education and capacity development, serves to highlight a representative
    sample of UNU’s extensive capacity development programme.