UN Summit: Millennium Development Goals High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 65th Session: outcome document, New York, 17 September 2010

Sectors : Sustainable development, Environmental degradation and natural resource management, Food security, Water and Sanitation, Agricultural and biotechnology
Organisation : UN
Date made: 
2010
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Environment - Sustainable development

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

(a) Pursuing sustainable development, in accordance with the principles contained in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development,21 including the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and taking into account the respective capabilities of countries, with a view to effectively implementing the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and addressing new and emerging challenges;

(b) Pursuing environmental sustainability through nationally owned comprehensive and coherent planning frameworks and the adoption of national legislation, in accordance with national circumstances and the appropriate implementation capacity; supporting developing countries in this regard in building capacity and providing financial resources; and promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable technology and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

 ...(l) Taking measures to ensure the sustainable management of marine biodiversity and ecosystems, including fish stocks, which contribute to food security and hunger and poverty eradication efforts, including through ecosystem approaches to ocean management, and to address the adverse effects of climate change on the marine environment and marine biodiversity;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

...(m) Supporting the efforts of countries to preserve fragile mountain ecosystems as an important source of fresh water and as repositories of rich biological diversity, with a view to achieving sustainable development and eradicating poverty;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

...(n) Promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns, in accordance with the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (“Johannesburg Plan of Implementation”);

(o) Fostering a greater level of coordination among national and local institutions responsible for economic and social development and environmental protection, including with respect to the promotion of investments relevant for sustainable development;

(p) Working towards a successful United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.”

 
Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Environment - Environmental degradation and natural resource management

 “70. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 1, including through:

 ...(t) Addressing environmental challenges to sustainable agriculture development such as water quality and availability, deforestation and desertification, land and soil degradation, dust, floods, drought and unpredictable weather patterns and loss of biodiversity, and promoting the development and dissemination of appropriate, affordable and sustainable agricultural technologies and the transfer of such technologies on mutually agreed terms;”

 
Scope: 
International

 “77. We commit ourselves to accelerating progress in order to achieve Millennium Development Goal 7, including through:

...(c) Supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa,22 through joint action of the international community in addressing the causes and poverty impacts of desertification and land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, consistent with articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Convention, taking into account the ten-year strategic plan and framework to enhance the implementation of the Convention (2008-2018), supporting the exchange of best practices and lessons learned, including from regional cooperation, and the mobilization of adequate and predictable financial resources;

(d) Strengthening political commitment and action at all levels to effectively implement the global objectives on forest and the sustainable forest management of all types of forests in order to reduce the loss of forest cover and improve the livelihoods of those that depend on forests through the development of a comprehensive and more effective approach to financing activities, involvement of local and indigenous communities and other relevant stakeholders, promoting good governance at the national and international levels, and enhancing international cooperation to address the threats posed by illicit activities;

(e) Continuing to pursue more efficient and coherent implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and addressing implementation gaps, where appropriate, including through the fulfilment of commitments significantly reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity, including through preserving and maintaining knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities, and continuing ongoing efforts towards elaborating and negotiating an international regime on access and benefit sharing.” 

 
Scope: 
International