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Johannesburg Summit 2002
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wssd closing ceremony Closing of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

The Johannesburg Summit Test: What Will Change?

New York, 25 September— When the United Nations General Assembly authorized holding the World Summit on Sustainable Development, it was hardly a secret— or even a point in dispute— that progress in implementing sustainable development has been extremely disappointing since the 1992 Earth Summit, with poverty deepening and environmental degradation worsening. What the world wanted, the General Assembly said, was not a new philosophical or political debate but rather, a summit of actions and results.

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go WSSD Follow-up Survey word   PDF
go The Road from Johannesburg:  What was achieved ant the way forward.
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go Global Challenge,
Global Opportunity
go Partnerships
go Side Events
go National Activities
go Parallel Events
go Children's Poster Competition
Other News

UN Taking First Steps Toward Implementing Johannesburg Outcome

Electric Companies Join in Initiative to Bring Energy to Poorer Areas

Sustainable Development Summit Concludes in Johannesburg: UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Says It's Just the Beginning

With a Sense of Urgency, Johannesburg Summit Sets an Action Agenda


Summit Documents
WSSD Key Documents
go Political Declaration
go Plan of Implementation
go GA resolution on WSSD
go Report of the WSSD
go Report of the WSSD (corrigendum)
go Chairman's Summary of Roundtables
go Chairman's Summaries of the Partnership Events (WEHAB Discussions)
go Summary of Partnership Plenary Session on regional Implementation
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24 March 2003