LIST OF THE NATIONS WHO ATTENDED AND AGREED TO THE 1992 RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (AGENDA 21)
THIS LIST IS DIRECTLY FROM THE UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENT. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DOCUMENT AT THE UN WEBSITE.
CLICK HERE to go to a printable PDF of the first pages showing the nations in attendance
WE HAVE REQUESTED THE LIST OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SIGNED UN AGENDA 21 FROM THE UN INFORMATION CENTER. THE UN SPOKESPERSON RESPONDED THAT NO ONE 'SIGNED' IT--IN FACT IT WAS AGREED TO BY 'CONSENSUS' AND ALL NATIONS IN ATTENDANCE WERE IN AGREEMENT.*
According to the UN Information Center, all nations in attendance agreed to the document.
To read President George H. W. Bush's press conference address at Rio after the agreement please click here.
We have also linked some of the nations to their profile at the UN which inventories their progress in Agenda 21 (most recently updated in 1997). Click on United Kingdom, United States of America, China, Iran, and Iraq for examples (countries in RED). All countries have profiles on the UN site. Just substitute whatever country name you are interested in when you click on the red colored country names below.
Algeria Brunei Darussalam
Antigua and Barbuda Burkina Faso
Azerbaijan Cape Verde
Bahamas Central African Republic
Benin Cook Islands
Bhutan Costa Rica
Bolivia Co^te d'Ivoire
Czechoslovakia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Democratic People's Republic Liechtenstein
El Salvador Malta
Equatorial Guinea Marshall Islands
European Economic Community Mauritius
Fiji Micronesia (Federated States of)
Guinea New Zealand
Holy See Norway
India Papua New Guinea
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Peru
Jamaica Republic of Korea
Japan Republic of Moldova
Kazakhstan Russian Federation
Kiribati Saint Kitts and Nevis
Kuwait Saint Lucia
Lao People's Democratic Republic Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino Tunisia
Sao Tome and Principe Turkey
Saudi Arabia Tuvalu
Sierra Leone United Arab Emirates
Singapore United Kingdom of Great Britain
Slovenia and Northern Ireland
Solomon Islands United Republic of Tanzania
Spain United States of America
Sri Lanka Uruguay
Swaziland Viet Nam
Syrian Arab Republic Zaire
Trinidad and Tobago
*The United Nations Information Center does not have the names of the parties that agreed to Agenda 21--hard to believe. The UN spokesperson doesn't even seem to know that Agenda 21 is not a treaty, but is an agreement. Further information obtained from the UN indicated that no one actually 'signed' it, and the agreement was made via consensus.
Unfortunately, the countries that signed the treaty was the extent of what I was able to find.
All the Best, Anthony Ramirez
United Nations Information Center