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A Social Development Resource For All Stakeholders
Following-Up the
World Summit for Social Development / WSSD +5

UN General Assembly Special Session, Geneva, 26 - 30 June 2000
Results / Issues / Statements / News:
UN website and Earth Negotiations Bulletin

  NGO Documents (from WSSD+5)


This web-site aims to provide necessary information for WSSD+5 for all stakeholders.
We hope to make it easier for you to get involved in this important process of reviewing progress since 1995 and looking forward beyond 2000.  
This site is aiming to make all relevant material available on the issues under discussion - from the UN bodies working on Social Development and other stakeholders such as NGOs; women's groups; youth, indigenous peoples; religious communities; trade unions; business & industry; research & education; governments; local authorities. It also provides international agreements from other UN processes which are dealing with the same issues. 


The sections listed on the left provide the following material:

WSSD: The outcome of the World Summit for Social Development, Copenhagen 1995

WSSD+5: Documents for the 5 Year Review

Beyond WSSD+5:  tracing various stakeholder views and follow-up activities around the world and looking at the following upcoming issues

UN Commission on Social Development: reports from Commission meetings 1995 - 2000

[A large part of the collection of documents from the Commission for Social Development, the Social Summit and the Social Summit+5 is available on a free CD-ROM. Simply send an email message with your occupation and mailing address to to order.]

Get Involved: useful information on how to participate in the process towards WSSD+5

10 Commitments / documents by issues: based on the issues addressed in the commitments from WSSD, each section provides documents relevant to the issue - international agreements from all UN Summit processes, Commissions and other UN Agencies; documents from other stakeholders; incl. an easy download package

Stakeholders / documents by groups: material relevant to the issues for WSSD+5 from 10 stakeholder groups

Emerging Issues: information about new strategies to achieve the goals agreed in 1995 and address new / emerging issues under discussion for WSSD +5

Online Discussions: networking, exchange and coordination before WSSD+5 is facilitated by online discussions and list servers. Find a directory of existing list servers listed by issues

Links: directories of links - alphabetically;

Search: search this site using a full text search engine

Download: quick and easy download of all documents on this site - as TXT files or ZIP files

Feedback: send us information about other material and links to include on this site:

Site Map: the easiest way to find what you're looking for, listing all components of this site



This web-site is being built & maintained by UNED-UK. UNED is a multi-stakeholder forum that works to promote sustainable development at the global, national and local levels. To achieve this, UNED

UNED has started in 1999 to prepare for the 10 year review of the Earth Summit in 2002. WSSD+5 is a significant stepping stone towards Earth Summit 2002.

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