Concrete agenda needed for sustainable development summit: UN official

An upcoming international conference on sustainable development would lack credibility if it did not produce real and practical steps for maintaining such economic growth, a senior United Nations official said today.

Annan boosts preparations for upcoming development summit

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked Dutch Environment Minister Jan Pronk to serve as his Special Envoy for an upcoming global conference on sustainable development.

More efforts to promote sustainable development urged at African meeting

A regional meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, preparing for a major United Nation conference on environmental issues, has urged African countries to mobilize their efforts to promote sustainable development and called on the international community to support that undertaking.

Asia-Pacific region prepares for UN World Summit on Sustainable Development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations entities dealing with the environment and socio-economic issues in Asia and the Pacific have begun regional preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in September 2002.

UN summit on sustainable development aims to generate sense of hope

The goal of an upcoming United Nations summit on sustainable development was to generate a sense of hope for the future of the world economy, living conditions and environment, the top UN official for economic and social affairs said today.