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›› Voluntary Commitments and Partnerships for Sustainable Development - a special edition of the SD in Action Newsletter, UN-DESA The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development, is pleased to announce the publishing of the report on Voluntary Commitments and Partnerships for Sustainable Development – as a special edition to the Sustainable Development in Action Newsletter.

The report comes out to mark the one-year anniversary of the Rio+20 Conference, and reviews the 1,382 voluntary commitments and partnerships that are to date available in the SD in Action Registry on the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (SDKP), and provides an overview of eight Action Networks.

In addition to the report, and as part of the follow up process, individual progress reports are now available in the SDKP website for Stakeholders to complete, if they so choose. The progress reports will inform future editions of the SD in Action Special Editions.

Akin Networks

›› Northern Alliance for Sustainability (ANPED) is an international not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower Northern civil society through capacity development, exchanges and sharing of knowledge. Their goal is to promote fair and equitable sustainable development for all with respect for the limits of our common ecological and social capital.

›› European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) The core objectives of EEAC are: to enrich the advice the individual
councils give to their national and regional governments, to provide an operational framework for joint activities, to profit from the experience and
work of councils in other countries, to better anticipate forthcoming strategic issues at European level, and, where appropriate, to exert an
influence on policy developments at EU level by acting cooperatively.

›› European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) is an informal network of public administrators and other experts dealing with sustainable development (SD) strategies in Europe.

Other Useful Links on Sustainable Development

›› Japan for Sustainability - This is a communication platform where you can find information on the latest developments and activities in Japan that promote sustainability and exchange news about the latest noteworthy initiatives in Japan and the world, and to accelerate progress toward a more sustainable world.