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Home > Sustainable Development - Updated: 08-09-2004 10:44 am
The World Summit on Sustainable Development took place in Johannesburg from 26 August to 4 September.  
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Social Development
World Summit for Social Development - Copenhagen, Denmark, 1995
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Sustainable Tourism Module in “Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future”
One of 25 modules in a multimedia teacher education programme published by UNESCO in 2002 as part of its function as task manager of Chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
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Tangible Heritage - World Heritage Convention
Focuses on the identification, protection and preservation of the cultural and natural heritage considered to be outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
A Multimedia Teacher Education Programme
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Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future - Gender focus
Women and Sustainable Development’ is one of 25 modules in a multimedia teacher education programme published by UNESCO in 2002 as part of its function as task manager of Chapter 36 of Agenda 21 and as a contribution to the World Summit on Sustainable Development.
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Tour Operators’ Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development
Joint initiative of UNEP, UNESCO and WTO and tour operators. Aim is to create synergy between tour operators who share a common goal to develop and implement tools and practices that improve the environmental, social and cultural sustainability of tourism.
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UN Atlas of the Oceans
‘Recreation and tourism’ is one of the categories of use in the recently launched Internet portal on the oceans
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UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)
Together with the World Tourism Organization (WTO), joint organizer of the International Year of Ecotourism (2002) and the World Ecotourism Summit (Quebec City, Canada, 19 to 22 May).
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UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Based in Cambridge (United Kingdom), UNEP-WCMC provides information for policy and action on the living world.
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UNESCO Women and Gender Equality Website
Principal entry in UNESCO’s web-site to activities on gender issues within the Organization.
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UNESCO-L’Oréal Partnership for Women in Science
Includes L’Oréal Awards for Women in Science and a fellowship scheme for encouraging young women working in doctoral and postdoctoral research.
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United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage (2002)
UNESCO’s role as lead agency for the Year is serving to reinforce the Organization’s work to promote cultural heritage as a factor in development (including tourism development) as well as an instrument for peace and reconciliation.
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United Nations: Johannesburg Summit 2002
United Nations website for Johannesburg Summit 2002 – the World Summit on Sustainable Development
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Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
Providing a new anchor and entry point for approaching the issue of sustainability from the viewpoint of cultural diversity.
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Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity
Includes a set of principles and objectives for enhancing the synergy of actions in favour of the cultural heritage.
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University Chairs (UNITWIN) - UNESCO
At the higher education level , the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme serves as a prime means of capacity-building through the transfer of knowledge and sharing in a spirit of solidarity with and between developing countries.
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Water portal
This site is relevant because it highlights how water resources can be managed for sustainability.
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Women - Beijing Conference
Fourth World Conference on Women - Beijing, People's Republic of China, 1995
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Women - Beijing+5
2000
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Women and Gender in Social and Human Sciences
Web-site of activities regarding women in UNESCO’s Sector of Social and Human Sciences
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Women and Water: Resources Supply and Use
Project which ran from 1996 to 1999 within UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Women on the Net
Assisting women in using the Internet for their empowerment.
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Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
WEDO is an international advocacy organization that seeks to increase the power of women worldwide as policymakers at all levels in governments, institutions and forums to achieve economic and social justice, a healthy and peaceful planet, and human rights for all.
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World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST).
The ethics of freshwater use and of energy are among the topics assessed by sub-commissions of the COMEST.
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World Conservation Union (IUCN)
The World Conservation Union brings together over 980 members from 140 countries, including States, government agencies and various kinds of non-governmental agencies, in a unique world partnership for conserving nature.
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World Heritage Convention and Biodiversity Conservation
The World Heritage List includes such world-renowned sites as Bialowieza, Galapagos Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Lake Baikal, Serengeti-Ngorongoro and Yellowstone among its 144 natural and 23 mixed sites.
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World Heritage Sites as Premium Tourist Destinations
The World Heritage List (presently comprising 721 exceptional cultural and natural sites in 124 countries) includes some of the world’s greatest tourism destinations, ranging from the Taj Mahal to Machu Picchu and the banks of the Seine in Paris, from the Great Barrier Reef to Sagamartha and Kilimanjaro.
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World Tourism Organization (WTO)
Joint organizer with UNEP of the World Ecotourism Summit (Quebec City, Canada, 19-22 May), principal event in the International Year of Ecotourism (2002).
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World Water Assessment
For development, capacity-building and the environment
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World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Since its creation in 1961, WWF has become one of the world’s largest independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature, working in around 100 countries and supported by some five million people worldwide.
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WSSD Official Website
Online information on the summit
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