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  Contribution of Co-operative Enterprise and the International
       Co-operative Movement to Implementation of UN AGENDA 21:
        Programme of Action for Sustainable Development 

                      Prepared jointly by
              the International Co-operative Alliance
                       the United Nations
   Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development

                Geneva and New York, April 1995

        For information purposes only. Not an official
   document of the United Nations and not officially edited.

                       TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary




    I.  Development of an Environmental Strategy within
        the International Co-operative Movement

   II.  Combating Poverty in Rural Regions [Chapter 3]

  III.  Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural
        Development [Chapter 14]

   IV.  Protecting and conserving natural resources,
        including combating deforestation [Chapter 11],
        managing fragile ecosystems [Chapters 12 and 13]
        and conservation of biological diversity [Chapter

    V.  Integrated approach to the planning and management
        of land resources [Chapter 10]

   VI.  Strengthening the role of farmers [Chapter 32]

  VII.  Recognizing and strengthening the role of
        indigenous people and their communities [Chapter 26]

 VIII.  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 [Chapter 17]
        and protection of the quality and supply of fresh-
        water resources: application of integrated
        approaches to the development, management and use
        of water resources [Chapter 18]

   IX.  Combating poverty in urban regions [Chapter 3]

    X.  Changing consumption patters [Chapter 4]

   XI.  Promoting sustainable human settlement development
        [Chapter 7] and environmentally sound management of
        wastes and sewage-related issues [Chapter 21]

  XII.  Protection of the atmosphere and environmentally
        sound management of toxic chemicals, hazardous
        wastes and radioactive wastes [Chapters 9, 19, 20 
        and 22]

 XIII.  Science for sustainable development [Chapter 35],
        scientific and technological community [Chapter 31]
        and environmentally sound management of bio-
        diversity [Chapter 16]

  XIV.  Protecting and promoting human health [Chapter 6]

   XV.  Global action for women towards sustainable and
        equitable development [Chapter 24]

  XVI.  Children and youth in sustainable development
        [Chapter 25]

 XVII.  Demographic dynamics and sustainability [Chapter 5]

XVIII.  Promoting education, public awareness and training
        [Chapter 36]

  XIX.  Empowerment, representation and participation:
        partners for sustainable development - 
        strengthening the role of workers and their trade
        unions, business and industry and non-governmental
        organizations [Chapters 27, 29, 30]

   XX.  Transfer of environmentally sound technology,
        cooperation and capacity-building [chapter 34] and
        international cooperation for capacity-building in
        developing countries [Chapter 37]

  XXI.  International cooperation to accelerate
        sustainable development in developing countries
        and related domestic policies [Chapter 2]

 XXII.  Local authorities' initiatives in support of
        agenda 21 [Chapter 28], national mechanisms
        [Chapter 37] and integrating environment and
        development in decision-making [Chapter 8]

XXIII.  International institutional arrangements, legal
        instruments and mechanisms, financial resources
        and mechanisms and information for decision-
        making [Chapters 38, 39, 33 and 40]