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La Educación
Número: (115) II
Año: 1993

The agreements reached at UNCED reflect the sobering realization that solving the linked problems of environmental degradation and underdevelopment demands unprecedented international cooperation. To point the way toward the kind of North-South cooperation needed globally, a dialogue group of private citizens from throughout the Western Hemisphere produced Compact for a New World, a blueprint for the agreements needed to move their half of the world toward sustainable development. Central to the Compact’s package of initiatives—forestry, energy, pollution, poverty, population, science and technology, trade and investment, and financing—is the concept of a bargain in which each nation gives something in order to get something for the benefit of all. Support for capacitybuilding figures large in the Compact, as it did in UNCED. The goal of sustainable development places new demands on the hemisphere’s education systems and institutions, for improving education at all levels will be an important part of any successful strategy for meeting that goal.