According to the United Nations (UN), sustainable development is defined as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
At the UN, the Division for Sustainable Development, (DESA), "promotes sustainable development by facilitating, monitoring and coordinating activities taken to achieve this global goal by Governmental, Inter-governmental and Non-governmental actors. The Division's mandates are based on Agenda 21 and other outcomes of United Nations Conferences on Environment and Development (UNCED).
- See links for other UN departments and programs on sustainable development.
- See Timeline to global governance for links regarding United Nations' and worldwide sustainable development activities.
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- oil industry
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- Timeline to global governance
- United Nations Sustainable Development Program
- Earth Summit Info, United Nations; Earth Summit 2002.
- Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development.
- Virtual Library on Sustainable Development.
- Earthwatch Institute.
- Smart Communities Development, U.S. Department of Energy.
- EcoTrust.org Web Site.
- Global Environment & Technology Foundation.
- Global System for Sustainable Development at MIT.
- International Institute for Sustainable Development.
- Sustainable Development International.
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
- World Resources Institute.
- World Watch Institute.