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Our View on Environment and Sustainable Development

Our Statement on Environment and Sustainable Development
Anglican Consultative Council & The Office of the Anglican Observer at the United Nations, Program of the Environment and Sustainable Development. A statement of our stand and a record of past activities. More.

Millennium Development Goals
(MDG)were adopted by world leaders to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, eliminate gender inequality and environmental degradation and ensure access to education, health care and clean water by 2015. Within this framework, people centered development is at the heart of global, national and local agendas.

The Millennium Development Goals are:
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty & Hunger
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality & Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria & Other Diseases
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Build a Global Partnership for Development.
For more details see

Commission on Sustainable Development

(CSD), will now work in two-year cycles. This will assist in the evaluation of the MDG. In every cycle, crosscutting issues will be addressed, such as poverty eradication, changing unsustainable patterns of production and consumption, health, education and sustainable development in a globalizing world, and implementation of Agenda 21. The 12th (19 –30 April 2004) and 13th (2005) sessions will focus on water, sanitation and human settlements.

Intersessional activites in preparation for csd12: Regional Implementation Meetings; Government Led Meetings; Inputs from Major Groups, including dialogue papers.

5 Regional Implementation Meetings are planned and will include major groups participation. For schedule of meetings see:

A Call For Major Groups Inputs To CSD-12 Reports. Please observe the guidelines at:

concludes. But in recognition of the central importance of water resources to the planet’s future, the CSD 12 & CSD 13 will focus on this precious commodity. For resources visit:

(WASH). Despite technological advances, there are still 2.4 billion people worldwide without access to adequate sanitation facilities. WASH, a campaign of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council at the World Health Organization is working to reverse this. See:

UN HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAM, UN-HABITAT is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities and the promotion of adequate shelter for all. The report, UN-HABITAT THE CHALLENGE OF SLUMS – A Global Report on Human Settlements 2003. Highlights these issues. See:

Document: Working Together for the Earth (PDF 1.18Mb)
Document: Declaration to the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development
Document: Lambeth Conference Resolutions on Creation and Ecology
Document: Declaration to the Anglican Communion from the South Africa Conference

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