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
Measuring Sustainable Development
UNECE, 2009
by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Sustainable development is a popular and important concept, but one that is open to a variety of interpretations. Since the 1987 Brundtland report (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987), many researchers in universities, environmental organizations, think-tanks, national governments and international agencies have offered proposals for measuring sustainable development. The wide variety of indicators in existing national and international policy-based sets testifies to the difficulty of the challenge.

The Joint UNECE/OECD/Eurostat Working Group on Statistics for Sustainable Development was established in 2005 to identify good concepts and practices to assist national governments and international organizations in the design of sustainable development indicator sets. The aim of the Working Group was to develop a broad conceptual framework for measuring sustainable development with the concept of capital at its centre, and to identify a small set of indicators that
might become the core set for international comparisons.

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