Two Decades of the Summits of the Americas Process: 1994-2014
PROGRESS AND PARTNERSHIP
| SERIES 2 OF 8
SUMMIT ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
| DECEMBER 7-8, 1996
| SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA
The objective of the Summit on Sustainable Development was to establish a common vision for the future according to the concept of sustainable development. This Summit resulted in 98 mandates focusing on Health and Education; Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Water Resources and Coastal Areas; and Energy and Minerals. The general consensus on the concept of including economic, social and environmental elements within an understanding of
sustainable development was perhaps the most important achievement of the Bolivian Summit.