Saturday, June 1, 2013

What's in Agenda 21?

Patricia Evans shares links you can use to read, download, or print the full text of U.N. Agenda 21:

United Nations Agenda 21:

United Nations Agenda 21

Chapter 1 Preamble
Section I. Social and Economic Dimensions
Chapter 2 International Cooperation for Sustainable Development
Chapter 3 Combating Poverty
Chapter 4 Changing Consumption Patterns
Chapter 5 Demographic Dynamics & Sustainability
Chapter 6 Human Health
Chapter 7 Human Settlements
Chapter 8 Decision Making 

Section II. Conservation and Management of Resources for Development 

Chapter 9 Protection of the Atmosphere
Chapter 10 Land Resources
Chapter 11 Deforestation
Chapter 12 Desertification & Drought
Chapter 13 Sustainable Mountain Development
Chapter 14 Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development
Chapter 15 Conservation of Biodiversity
Chapter 16 Biotechnology  (See 44-45 Human Resource Development for the Common Cause )
Chapter 17 Protection of the Oceans
Chapter 18 Freshwater Resources
Chapter 19 Toxic Chemicals - Management
Chapter 20 Hazardous Wastes - Management
Chapter 21 Solid Wastes - Management
Chapter 22 Radioactive Wastes - Management

Section III. Strengthening The Role Of Major Groups

Chapter 23 Preamble Major Groups
Chapter 24 Women
Chapter 25 Children & Youth
Chapter 26 Indigenous People
Chapter 27 Non-Governmental Organizations
Chapter 28 Local Authorities
Chapter 29 Trade Unions
Chapter 30 Business & Industry
Chapter 31 Scientific & Technological Community
Chapter 32 Role of Farmers

Section IV. Means of Implementation

Chapter 33 Financial Resources
Chapter 34 Technology Transfer
Chapter 35 Science for Sustainable Development
Chapter 36 Education, Public Awareness & Training ( Common Core = Human Resource Development for the "Common Cause" )
Chapter 37 Capacity Building in Developing Countries
Chapter 38 International Institutions
Chapter 39 International Legal Instruments
Chapter 40 Information for Decision-making


Agenda 21 WordPerfect 5.1, zipped

Other Rio Agreements

Framework Convention on Climate Change
Convention on Biological Diversity
Forest Principles
The NGO Alternative Treaties

Southern Growth Policies Board's 2012 Chairman's Conference:
Re-imagining Workforce Development
June 25-26, 2012
The Chattanoogan Hotel & Conference Center
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Southern Growth Policies Board’s 2012 Chairman’s Conference, hosted by Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee, examined job and workforce trends, with a view towards reimagining tomorrow’s educated worker. This included exploring tough questions, such as: How can we determine the skills needed for future jobs when we’re not sure what those jobs will be? How can we raise awareness of potential career paths and opportunities? What are the implications for P-16? ( See below, P16 is Common Core ) What is the business perspective and what role will the business sector play in this preparation? And, perhaps most importantly, how do we connect the dots between different players—from K-12 to community colleges to universities to industry? In addition to exploring these and other important questions, the conference highlighted new models and ideas in the areas of education and workforce skill development.

A Common Cause Video
Expect More, Achieve More

Click here to view the TN Summit Video

What is P-16? It's Common Core

( Human Resource Development for the "Common Cause" )

P-16 is the shorthand term for a student-focused, comprehensive and integrated system that links all education levels from preschool (P) through post-secondary. It is a powerful framework for citizens and policymakers to use to improve teaching and learning and thus better prepare students for living, learning, and working in a changing world.

Regional Mission Statement    

Consistent with the statewide guidelines for TN P-16 initiatives, the Mid-East TN Regional P-16 Council will collaborate with the ten-county area to link regional youth in Pre K-16 to education, career preparation, workforce and economic development promoting an educated citizenry and healthy economy.

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."  - Thomas Jefferson  Virginia Tea Party Patriots   Danville Patriots