Stockholm Conference Law and Legal Definition

The Stockholm Conference refers to the United Nations (UN) conference held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1972. The Stockholm Conference addressed many international environmental issues, and marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics. The Stockholm Conference is considered as the Magna Carta of environment protection and sustainable development. It is also known as the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.

The following are the purposes of the Stockholm Conference:

1. To contribute to the integration of cultural policies in human development strategies at international and national level, and

2.To strengthen the United Nation’s Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's contributions to cultural policy formulation and international cultural co-operation.