Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries, Brussels Declaration, 2 July 2001

Sectors : Sustainable development
Organisation : UN
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“We, the Governments participating in the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries...

...Guided by the principles set out in the Millennium Declaration and its recognition that we have a collective responsibility to uphold these principles of human dignity, equality and equity and to ensure that globalisation becomes a positive force for all the world’s people, we commit to working for the beneficial integration of the least developed countries into the global economy, resisting their marginalisation, determined to achieve accelerated sustained economic growth and sustainable development and eradicate poverty, inequality and deprivation...

...Having adopted a Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the decade 2001-2010,

Declare that:

...5. We also emphasise that improving the welfare of people is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We have to strive to fully achieve the goals and objectives set out in the Rio Declaration in particular, as regards combating desertification, preservation of biological diversity, supply of safe drinking water and climate change in accordance with common but differentiated responsibilities.”