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21, agreed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, called on all countries
to introduce national strategies for sustainable development (nssd).
Since then, two international targets have been set: a Special Session
of the UN General Assembly (Rio +5) set a target date of 2002 for
nssds to be introduced; while the OECD Development Assistance
Committee (DAC) has set a target date of 2005 for nssds to be in
the process of implementation.
in meeting these targets, the OECD/DAC initiated a project to develop
policy guidance for development assistance agencies on the development
and implementation of nssds. This project, 'OECD/DAC Donor-Developing
Country Dialogues on National Strategies for Sustainable Development',
involves a review of experience with nssds (and other strategies
for environment and development) in a number of developing countries,
on the basis of consultations with a range of stakeholders. The
project focuses in particular on the kinds of processes and conditions
required to make nssds work in practice.
development is concerned with achieving
a quality of life that can be maintained for many generations because
sustainable - maintaining the long-term viability of of supporting
viable - paying for itself with costs not exceeding income;
desirable - fulfilling people's cultural, material and spiritual
needs in equitable ways.
21 (1992) called for the preparation of national strategies
for sustainable development (nssds) to turn it's concepts
into concrete policies and actions. The Development Assistance Committees'
(OECD / DAC) strategy, Shaping the 21st Century (1996), sets
a target date of 2005 for such strategies to be in the process of
implementation in every country