World Commission on Environment and Development: Co-Winner 1988


Our Common Future, the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development report, was hailed as the most important document of the decade. The 21-member Commission had been charged by the United Nations General Assembly, on recommendations of the Governing Council of UNEP, with formulating a "global agenda for change".

After hearing evidence from public meetings held on all five continents over three years, its recommendations included environmental strategies for achieving sustainable development by the year 2000 and beyond. The Commission, chaired by Norwegian Prime Minister Mrs Gro Harlem Brundtland, was praised by the UNEP Sasakawa Environment Prize Selection Committee for its "valuable analysis of environmental problems and positive guidance for their solution".

Contact Address:

World Commission on Environment and Development
c/o Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland
World Health Organization
1211 Geneva 27
Switzerland

Tel: (41-22) 791 21 11
Fax: (41-22) 791 07 46
E-mail: brundtland@who.ch