The Egyptian survey authority and the RIO declaration on the environment and development
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Ibrahim, Mohammed Mosaad;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the nations of the world committed themselves to "cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth's ecosystem." In so doing, knowingly or unknowingly, they committed themselves to the eventual development of more comprehensive and more accurate mapping systems then have been heretofore available in even the most technically advanced nations. By agreeing to see to it that "At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities, including hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process..." the participants at the Conference virtually mandated the development of comprehensive geographic information systems, the likes of which are still but a gleam in the eyes of the most ardent proponents of this technology. While it is highly likely that the participants at the Rio Conference would be surprised by the foregoing statements, the leaders of the world surveying and mapping community were quick to grasp the implications of the Rio Declaration as evidenced by their approval of Resolution 6, "Role of Surveying, Mapping and Charting in the Implementation of Agenda 21" at the 13th United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific in May 1994.
Citation“Ibrahim, Mohammed Mosaad; United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa (1996-10). The Egyptian survey authority and the RIO declaration on the environment and development. UN. ECA Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa (9th : 1996, Nov. 11 - 15 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Addis Ababa:. © UN. ECA,. http://hdl.handle.net/10855/14820”
ConferenceUN. ECA Regional Cartographic Conference for Africa (9th : 1996, Nov. 11 - 15 : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
- Environment