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Canada also suggested a global strategy for the prevention, reduction and control of degradation of the marine environment from land-based activities and an institutional framework within the UN for regular consideration of ocean issues.
The Canadian position put forward by Mr. Following statements by President Rousseff, UN officials and governments—including a number of reservations—the meeting closed at pm to the strains of a rousing musical anthem and an invitation to return to Brazil for the World Cup.
We reaffirm that social policies are vital to promoting sustainable development. We note that efforts to achieve sustainable development have been reflected in regional, national and subnational policies and plans, and that Governments have strengthened their commitment to sustainable development since the adoption of Agenda 21 through legislation and institutions, and the development and implementation of international, regional and subregional agreements and commitments.
We also recognize the importance of universal health coverage to enhancing health, social cohesion and sustainable human and economic development. We recognize the important contribution of the scientific and technological community to sustainable development.
We invite relevant stakeholders, including the United Nations regional commissions, United Nations organizations and bodies, other relevant intergovernmental and regional organizations, international financial institutions and major groups involved in sustainable development, according to their respective mandates, to support developing countries upon request to achieve sustainable development, including through, inter alia, green economy policies in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, in particular in least developed countries. We commit to work towards improving the quality of human settlements, including the living and working conditions of both urban and rural dwellers in the context of poverty eradication so that all people have access to basic services, housing and mobility. Rather, it lifts people out of poverty through better use of the natural resources and associated local knowledge that are the main assets of the poor. We reaffirm that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, this shall not be construed as authorizing or encouraging any action against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State. In addition, the UN General Assembly called for the conference to focus on the following themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development IFSD. Participants developed a global strategy with guidelines for action by international, national and local governments and institutions to save, understand, and use biodiversity sustainably and equitably. This is not specified in the agreed text, which merely states that a process should begin to initiate them. We acknowledge the importance of corporate sustainability reporting and encourage companies, where appropriate, especially publicly listed and large companies, to consider integrating sustainability information into their reporting cycle.
We call on the United Nations system to improve the management of facilities and operations, by taking into account sustainable development practices, building on existing efforts and promoting cost effectiveness, and in accordance with legislative frameworks, including financial rules and regulations, while maintaining accountability to Member States.
Delegates agreed ad referendum to 21 out of paragraphs in the text, and so the Bureau decided to hold an additional negotiating session prior to the UNCSD. The facilitators indicated that the text should be completed by Monday evening, 18 June, and late Monday it was announced that a plenary would convene at pm.
India, China and Malaysia were the most vocal opponents to any suggestion that their natural resources should be "internationalized. This has recently been brought home to Canadians through the economic and social implications of the cod moratorium and the subsequent impact on an entire region and industry.
It included a limited upgrade to the UN Environment Programme, outlined the benefits of a green economy, promised to do more to protect the world's oceans and launched a process to establish sustainable development goals.
We reaffirm the importance of broadening and strengthening the participation of developing countries in international economic decision-making and normsetting, and in this regard, take note of recent important decisions on reform of the governance structures, quotas and voting rights of the Bretton Woods institutions, better reflecting current realities and enhancing the voice and participation of developing countries, and reiterate the importance of the reform of the governance of those institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions.
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We further reaffirm the central position of the General Assembly as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Final Outcome: This section affirms that there are different approaches, visions, models and tools available to each country to achieve sustainable development, and the green economy is considered one of the important tools, guided by the Rio Principles, Agenda 21, the JPOI and contributing to the MDGs. In this respect, we note the importance of ensuring that workers are equipped with the necessary skills, including through education and capacity-building, and are provided with the necessary social and health protections. We acknowledge that the global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases constitutes one of the major challenges for sustainable development in the twenty-first century. There has been limited progress elsewhere. Sustainable transport In this regard, we recognize the need for a holistic approach to urban development and human settlements that provides for affordable housing and infrastructure and prioritizes slum upgrading and urban regeneration. We have backed SDGs from the outset and helped drive them from a good idea to a new agreement that will elevate sustainability to the top of the agenda. The Rules of Procedure were adopted on the understanding that eleven rules would remain bracketed, subject to further consultations. She called for a new development paradigm, ethic and morality that is humanist and restores balance between man and Mother Earth. Delegates adopted the text ad referendum and proceeded to make statements supporting the outcome as well as, in some cases, expressing disappointment with specific paragraphs. Sustainable tourism This is not specified in the agreed text, which merely states that a process should begin to initiate them. We recognize the critical role of technology as well as the importance of promoting innovation, in particular in developing countries. We recognize that an improved and more effective institutional framework for sustainable development at the international level should be consistent with the Rio Principles, build on Agenda 21 and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and its objectives on the institutional framework for sustainable development, contribute to the implementation of our commitments in the outcomes of United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social, environmental and related fields and take into account national priorities and the development strategies and priorities of developing countries.
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