Reproduced, with permission, from:
Halpern, S. 1992. United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Process and documentation. Providence, RI: Academic Council for the United Nations System (ACUNS).
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development:
Process and Documentation
The Academic Council on the United Nations System is extremely grateful to
Shanna L. Halpern for the following essay, in which she aptly disentangles
the complex web of UN resolutions and other official documentation. She
also explains in detail the lengthy preparatory process surrounding the
"Earth Summit," held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 1992.
This piece serves both as an historical narrative and a useful reference
guide, certain to aid those conducting research amid the myriad of
documents resulting from the United Nations Conference on Environment and
Development. As always, we welcome comments from readers.