Discussion on public initiatives on sustainable development.

Discussion in ISO 26000 gives room to international norms of behaviour derived from International multilateral processes on one hand and stakeholder engagement on the other. Between those two there are some public processes which help to fix sustainable development objectives adapted to different context global, regional, national and local.
The attached text proposed to be added to the ISO 26000 draft and following the link you will find this text and the presentation I made during the meeting of government in Santiago 29th of august.

Sustainable development is not only objectives and principles, it is also various implementation processes, in which organisation can implement their social responsibility commitment through different partnership.
The organization must thus take into account, in the development of its social responsibility strategy, the legal framework in which it operates and applicable international norms of behaviour to the various levels of their activity and being beyond engaging in the tracks of progress and partnerships to make progress the sustainable development.

International organizations has established global norms of behaviour but also imply increasingly various stakeholders to take the decisions and creating framework of the partnership in their implementation like the partnerships for sustainable development (type II partnerships) voluntary, multi-stakeholder initiatives launched during the Summit of Johannesburg in 2002. The principles and engagements worked out within these frameworks are the main references for the organization, which operate on a worldwide scale.

The regional co-operations lead, with various levels of economic and political integration, to agreements, directives and texts. These agreements are adapted to the socio-economic context of the region considered and can define principles and standards applicable to the social responsibility for the organization operating at the regional level.

States have established institutional and mandatory legal framework. They define also frameworks for collective action, in dialogue with the economic and social actors, in particular for the national sustainable development strategies for which the organization can contribute, tie partnerships for action and identify the objectives most adapted to the national context.

Local authorities construct, operate and maintain economic, social and environmental infrastructure, oversee planning processes, establish local environmental policies and regulations, and assist in implementing national and subnational environmental policies. As the level of governance closest to the people, they play a vital role in educating, mobilizing and responding to the public to promote sustainable development. The local communities are encouraged to enter into a dialogue with its citizens, local organizations and private enterprises and adopt « a local Agenda 21 », the most suitable strategy of sustainable development. The organization which operate at the local level can contribute to the elaboration and the implementation of this local Agenda 21, to the action frameworks and co-operations with other stakeholders and to find in it objectives of progress.