Agenda 21 – Chapter 17


Release Year 1992

Related Key Topics Coral Reefs and UN

Agenda 21, the Programme of Action for Sustainable Development adopted by UNCED in Rio in 1992, contains a series of recommendations about the relevance of traditional knowledge to implementation of sustainable development policies and programmes. These recommendations are directed principally to ‘countries, with the support of the relevant international and regional organizations’ and address a wide range of sustainable development issues: human health, land resources, deforestation, desertification and drought, sustainable agriculture and rural development, marine resources, freshwater resources, the role of farmers, the role of science, education, public awareness and information, and information for decision-making.

Chapter 17. Protection of the Oceans, All Kinds of Seas, Including Enclosed and Semi-Enclosed Seas, and Coastal Areas and the Protection, Rational Use and Development of Their Living Resources is of interest for ICRI.