AGENDA 21 - SOME DOCUMENTS AND RESOURCES


WHAT IS AGENDA 21? - a basic description and background to Agenda 21.

AGENDA 21 - AN OVERVIEW - Agenda 21 itself is a big document, so even this overview makes quite a large file, but it is an excellent and comprehensive outline.

ETHICS AND AGENDA 21 - a Bahá'í view.

GLOBAL VISION, LOCAL ACTION - quotations from various sources relating to the sustainable development process.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - A BAHA'I PERSPECTIVE - a paper prepared by Michael Richards, natural resources economist at the Overseas Development Institute, London, at the request of the U.K. Bahá'ís' national body

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE HUMAN SPIRIT - a paper from the Bahá'í International Community dealing with an aspect of sustainable development that is often overlooked.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION - a paper from the Bahá'í International Community that further develops this vital aspect.

WOMEN AND MEN - PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHY PLANET - another B.I.C. paper, that looks at another aspect of the process sometimes neglected.

THE EQUALITY OF WOMEN AND MEN - A PERSPECTIVE - a paper by the U.K. Bahá'ís' national body.

THE PROSPERITY OF HUMANKIND - AN INTRODUCTION - sets out the key points of this B.I.C. statement on the challenges facing humankind in its quest for sustainable prosperity and social justice.

CREATING VIOLENCE-FREE FAMILIES - this is an important subject so it is worth quoting the introduction to the document in full:

Family violence is a global and pernicious problem. To meet the challenge of this critical issue, grass-roots practitioners, academics, mental health professionals and representatives from more than 30 non governmental organizations (NGOs) and two UN agencies held a two-day Symposium in May 1994. The Symposium was initiated by the Bahá'í International Community's Office for the Advancement of Women in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) on the occasion of the International Year of the Family, (1994).

WORLD SUMMIT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - extracts of the key documents from the U.N. "Social Summit" in Copenhagen, things to which the world's leaders have signed up. This is a long document with a lot of detailed information and quotes, short-cuts have been inserted to help users navigate it.

THE COPENHAGEN YOUTH DECLARATION from the World Summit for Social Development. Short-cuts inserted.

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES IN AN INTEGRATING WORLD - statement by the Bahá'í International Community to the U.N. Cities Summit (Habitat II) in Istanbul.

PROTECTION OF MINORITIES - statement presented to the Commission on Human Rights, 1998.

EMPOWERING THE GIRL CHILD - statement to the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women, 1998.

THE AGENDA 21 RAP - for the young at heart!



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