Capacity-building for Agenda 21, G.A. res. 47/194, 47 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 147, U.N. Doc. A/47/49 (1992).

The General Assembly,

Welcoming the adoption by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development of Agenda 21, in particular chapter 37, which contains a set of important recommendations on capacity-building,

Noting with interest the launching by the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme of the "Capacity 21" iniative,

1. Invites the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme, taking into account national policies, priorities and plans of recipient countries, to give due consideration to the adoption of concrete programmes and measures to implement Agenda 21 recommendations on capacity-building through, inter alia, the "Capacity 21" initiative, with a view to promoting early action in support of developing countries, in particular the least developed countries, in areas of capacity-building;

2. Invites all relevant United Nations agencies within their mandates to promote early action to implement chapter 37 of Agenda 21;

3. Requests the Commission on Sustainable Development, in execution of its mandate, to give urgent consideration to the implementation of the provisions of Agenda 21 on capacity-building.

93rd plenary meeting
22 December 1992

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