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Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments,
and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted
by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June
The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on
implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit
progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session.
The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly
reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.
Opposition in the United States
During the last decade, opposition grew to some aspects of Agenda 21 within the United States at the local, state, and federal levels. The Republican
National Committee have adopted a resolution opposing Agenda 21, while the Republican Party platform states that "We strongly reject the U.N. Agenda
21 as erosive of American sovereignty". Several state and local governments have considered or passed motions and legislation opposing Agenda
21. Alabama became the first state to prohibit government participation in Agenda 21, while Arizona failed to pass a similar
Activists, attributed to the Tea Party movement by The New York Times and The Huffington Post, have claimed that Agenda 21 is a conspiracy by the
United Nations to deprive individuals of property rights. Columnists in The Atlantic have linked Agenda 21 opposition to the property rights
movement in the United States. A poll of 1,300 US votes by the American Planning Association found that 9% percent supported Agenda 21, 6%
opposed it, and 85% thought they didn't have enough information to form an opinion.
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