Main Milestones
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Social Drivers of Sustainable Development (Background Note)
UNRISD, 2014
by: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

The emerging consensus on the post-2015 development agenda suggests the need to integrate the MDG focus on poverty reduction and the Rio+20 focus on environmental sustainability and policy coherence. Such an approach bodes well for ensuring that the three domains of sustainable development—economic, environmental and social—are treated far more equally than has been the case to date. Even since the concept of sustainable development was popularized by the Brundtland Commission in 1987, there has been a tendency to neglect its social dimensions. Moreover, as was recognized when the term green economy gained international attention in the run-up to Rio+20, social dimensions remained unclear in terms of both what they are, and how they can be addressed.

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