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Rio Declaration


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The declaration that summarized the deliberations of the delegates to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 1992 (the Rio Summit). These were expressed in 27 principles, focusing on ways to strike a balance between economic development and protection of global life support systems, application of the precautionary principle, and an agenda for action to enhance prospects for improved quality of life while safeguarding essential ecosystems, known as Agenda 21. The full text is available at http://www.unep.org/Documents.multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=78&ArticleID=1163.


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