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UN Division for Sustainable Development

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleUN Division for Sustainable Development
CreatorUN Division for Sustainable Development
DescriptionThe Division for Sustainable Development is part of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. It provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the UN system on sustainable development. It promotes sustainable development as the substantive secretariat to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and through technical cooperation and capacity building at international, regional and national levels. The CSD is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The CSD was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The main goals of the CSD are: (1) Integration of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in policy-making at international, regional and national levels; (2) Wide-spread adoption of an integrated, cross-sectoral and broadly participatory approach to sustainable development; (3) Measurable progress in the implementation of the goals and targets of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation. The CSD works on a number of sustainable development topics including: atmosphere; biodiversity; climate change; forests; indicators; international laws; trade and environment.
Keywordssustainable development; forest monitoring; national sustainable development strategies; indicators; biodiversity; sustainable forest management; CSD; commission on sustainable development
TypeCountry data, International organizations, Non-government organizations
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 Published: April 4 2007 | Last updated: November 18 2015