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JPFP’s contribution to conceptualizing “Sustainable Development”

The concept of “sustainable development” was introduced in the report compiled by the World Commission on Environment and Development (commonly known as the Brundtland Commission) that was established in 1984. This concept became an important guiding principle for international development efforts, leading to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Brundtland Commission was established because Former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, the second Chair of Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP), and other politicians from Japan persuaded the United Nations through the Japanese government, and it was established with contributions from Japan.