With what is COCOYOC declarion associated with ?
the effort to establish a new international order. Today, that order has reached a
critical turning point. Its hopes of creating a better life for the whole human family
have been largely frustrated. It has proved impossible to meet the "inner limit" of
satisfying fundamental human needs. On the contrary, more people are hungry,
sick, shelterless and illiterate today than when the United Nations was first set up.
At the same time, new and unforeseen concerns have begun to darken the
international prospects. Environmental degradation and the rising pressure on
resources raise the question whether the "outer limits" of the planet's physical
integrity may not be at risk. ...more