World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)

Definition

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) convened from 26 August to 4 September 2002, in Johannesburg, South Africa, which reaffirmed the international community’s commitment to 'full implementation' of Agenda 21, alongside achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other international agreements. The Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI), adopted at WSSD, sets out new commitments and priorities for action on sustainable development.

UN Small Island Developing States Network (2014) 1

Note: The WSSD is also known as the Earth Summit 2002 or the Rio +10 summit.