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National Strategies for Sustainable Development: Website CD-ROM for Supporting Dialogues - Volume Two
Agenda 21, agreed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, called on all countries to introduce National Strategies for Sustainable Development (nssd). Since then, two international targets have been set: a Special Session of the UN General Assembly (Rio +5) set a target date of 2002 for nssds to be introduced; while the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) has set a target date of 2005 for nssds to be in the process of implementation. As a result, the OECD/DAC has initiated a project to develop policy guidance for development assistance agencies on the development and implementation of nssds. The project, 'OECD/DAC Donor-Developing Country Dialogues on National Strategies for Sustainable Development', involves a review of experience with nssds (and other strategies for environment and development) in a number of developing countries, on the basis of consultations with a range of stakeholders. It focuses in particular on the kinds of processes and conditions required to make nssds work in practice.
The CD-ROM contains over seventy key documents from the participating countries and information on related global initiatives, such as PRSPs as well as links to other related sites. All the software required to use the CD-ROM is included. The CD-ROM is designed for PC computers using Windows 95/98 or NT/2000.
The content of this CD ROM are also available on-line at: www.nssd.net