1.4 Sustainability

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1.4  Sustainability

The World Commission on Environment and Development (the Brundtland Commission) agreed the following definition of sustainable development:

Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs[1].

In formulating this Development Plan, the Council has integrated the principles of sustainability across all of the Plan sections.


[1] Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future, 1987, Transmitted to the General Assembly as an Annex to document A/42/427 - Development and International Co-operation: Environment