Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally,
nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations
System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human
impacts on the environment.
Agenda 21 is divided into four main sections.
Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions
Includes combating poverty, changing consumption patterns,
population and demographic dynamics, promoting health, promoting
sustainable settlement patterns and integrating environment and
development into decision-making.
Section II: Conservation and Management of Resources for
Includes atmospheric protection, combating deforestation,
protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological
diversity (biodiversity), and control of pollution.
Section III: Strengthening the Role of Major Groups
Includes the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local
authorities, business and workers.
Section IV: Means of Implementation
Implementation includes science, technology transfer, education,
international institutions and mechanisms and financial mechanisms