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Partnerships with World Summit on Sustainable Development

The U.S. Department of State coordinates a large number of World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) partnerships. NIFA and USDA are key partners in two of them: My Community, Our Earth (MyCOE) and White Water to Blue Water (WW2BW). NIFA coordinates USDA participation in the MyCOE project.

The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was formed to encourage and track implementation after the 1992 Rio de Janeiro and 2002 Johannesburg WSSD Summits. Phase II of MyCOE will follow the 2004/2005 CSD themes of Water, Sanitation, and Human Settlements and associated cross-cutting issues including:

  • Poverty Eradication.
  • Changing Unsustainable Patterns of Consumption and Production.
  • Protecting and Managing the Natural Resource Base of Economic and Social Development.
  • Sustainable Development in a Globalizing World.
  • Health and Sustainable Development.
  • Sustainable Development of SIDS.
  • Sustainable Development for Africa and other regional initiatives.
  • Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development.
  • Gender Equity.
  • Education.


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