World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED)
Commission mondiale de l'environnement et du développement (CMED)
1983, within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), by UN General Assembly Resolution 38/161. Inaugural meeting: 1-3 Oct 1984, Geneva (Switzerland). Also referred to as Brundtland Commission and as Gro Harlem Brundtland Commission. The Commission final report, 'Our Common Future' was officially issued, Apr 1987, London (UK), and presented to a special plenary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Oct 1987. The General Assembly subsequently adopted a resolution establishing a broad follow-up procedure with particular emphasis on the UN system and international financial organizations. From Apr to Oct 1987, the report was also presented to, and its recommendations discussed with, presidents, prime ministers and ministers of over 100 nations, together with nongovernmental organizations and the press. Such meetings were held in Washington DC (USA), Brussels (Belgium), Stockholm (Sweden), Budapest (Hungary), Nairobi (Kenya), Cairo (Egypt), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Beijing (China), Delhi (India), Brasilia (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Caracas (Venezuela), Lima (Peru) and Montevideo (Uruguay). The Commission officially ceased operations on 31 Dec 1987. A Swiss charitable foundation, U-XF0685 - Centre for Our Common Future, set up, Apr 1988, Geneva, acted as focal point for follow-up initiatives on the report and provided advice and service in respect of these initiatives. Activities of the Commission resumed early 1992 to assess the situation with respect to S-XF2327 - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The Commission therefore reconvened 22-24 Apr 1992, London, and a further meeting was planned for 1995. Ceased to exist.
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