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Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Stockholm, Denmark June 5 to 16 1972 Purpose: To form a common worldwide perspective.

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1 Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Stockholm, Denmark June 5 to 16 1972 Purpose: To form a common worldwide perspective on the preservation and enhancement of the human environment

2 Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Targeted Issues: Resource Use Care for Local Ecosystems Human Quality Of Life Technological Advancement Sustainable Growth Economic and social development is essential for ensuring a favorable living and working environment for man and for creating conditions on earth that are necessary for the improvement of the quality of life. The capacity of the earth to produce vital renewable resources must be maintained and, wherever practicable, restored or improved.

3 Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment Methods of Action: Committees Ongoing International Debate Committees First Committee Second Committee Third Committee Working Group on the Declaration on the Human Environment Credentials Committee Adoption of the Action Plan for the Human Environment: 339. At its 1st plenary meeting, held on 5 June 1972, the Conference decided to adopt as the basis for its consideration of recommendations for action at the international level, the framework for environmental action suggested by the Secretary-General of the Conference and described in Conference document A/CONF.48/5. 340. At its 20th plenary meeting, held on 16 June 1972, the President of the Conference proposed that the Conference, having accepted the framework for environmental action and having adopted recommendations for action at the international level, entrust the Secretary-General of the Conference with the task of fitting the recommendations which the Conference had adopted into the framework,' and that, on that understanding, the Action Plan for the Human Environment be approved for inclusion in the report of the Conference. The President's proposal was adopted by the Conference. Elected Working Group Officers Taieb Slim (Tunisia), Chairman; Fereydoun Hoveyda (Iran) L. Benitez Vinueza (Ecuador), Vice-Chairmen; T. C. Bacon (Canada), Rapporteur. Wangari Maathai with Klaus Toepfer of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya, October 2004. Photograph by UNEP.

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