Earth Charter Initiative

Initiative Charte de la Terre
Iniciativa Carta de la Tierra

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History

Originated in the 1987 call of World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) - Brundtland Commission, for a new charter. Initiative to develop an Earth Charter launched 1994, by Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev, working through their respective organizations: Earth Council Alliance (ECA) - then Earth Council; Green Cross International (GCI). Independent Earth Charter Commission set up 1997 to oversee development. First Benchmark Draft of Earth Charter released, Mar 1997; Benchmark Draft II released, Apr 1999; consensus on Earth Charter reached, Mar 2000, Paris (France), following which Earth Charter was formally launched, The Hague (Netherlands).

Aims

Actively participate, in a systemic and integrated way, in the present transition to sustainable ways of living on the planet, founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, social and economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.

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Activities

Awareness raising; advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings; publishing activities; training/education.

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 110 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F7087

Last News Received

20. Oct 2017
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