The following five major agreements are associated with UNCED:
The document collection includes draft versions of the agreements, reports by experts, and a variety of other inputs to the negotiating process. The collection also has a subset from the 100 national environmental reports submitted to UNCED and speeches of national leaders at the conference.
Historically, UNCED is a descendant of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. That meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, was the first major modern international gathering on human activities in relationship to the environment. The conference produced a set of principles in the Stockholm Declaration and led to the founding of the United Nations Environment Programme.
A CD-ROM including all official documents and a complete collection of national reports is available from the United Nations. The CD was produced by the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The final UNCED documents in English, French, and Spanish are available through a gopher server at the United Nations.
The Institute for Global Communications (IGC) maintains a set of UNCED documents, some in compressed formats, in an anonymous ftp server at the following address: igc.org in the pub/unced directory.
The United Nations Environment Programme Register of International Treaties and Other Agreements in the Field of the Environment includes summaries of 152 multilateral treaties, their objectives, provisions, important dates, and countries for which the treaty is in force.
World Treaties for the Protection of the Environment (1992) is a collection of full treaty texts originally prepared as a book for UNCED by the Istituto per L'Ambiente of Milan, Italy.
The Multilateral Treaties Collection, an on-line source of treaty texts from the Fletcher School of International Diplomacy, Tufts University, provides the full text of a number of environmental agreements.
The report of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment includes the Stockholm Declaration, recommendations for action, an action plan, a set of resolutions on follow-up to the conference, and a list of acronyms used.
Datasets from other organizations containing environmental, earth science, and global change information can be located through the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network's (CIESIN) Gateway.
The CIESIN Thematic Guide to Political Institutions and Global Environmental Change includes a section on UNCED.
Follow-up on official UN implementation of Agenda 21 and the non-binding UNCED agreements has formally been assigned to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, an institution organized as a result of UNCED. The commission can be contacted via e-mail at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail address is maintained by the following individual:
1 United Nations Plaza, Room DC1-868
New York NY 10017
Fax: 1-212-963-2180 or -0377
(Department for Policy Coordination & Sustainable Development)
The Framework Convention on Climate Change interim secretariat can be contacted at the following address:
The Interim Secretariat of the Framework Convention on Climate Change
16 Ave Jean Trembley, CH-1209
Janos Pasztor (e-mail: email@example.com) is senior information systems officer for the secretariat.