Johannesburg Declaration and Plan of Implementation of the World Summit for Sustainable Development

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Year of adoption: 2002
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1. We, the representatives of the peoples of the world, assembled at the World Summit on
Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa from 2-4 September 2002, reaffirm
our commitment to sustainable development.

2. We commit ourselves to build a humane, equitable and caring global society cognisant
of the need for human dignity for all.

5. Accordingly, we assume a collective responsibility to advance and strengthen the
interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development – economic
development, social development and environmental protection – at local, national, regional
and global levels.