MISSION: The MARNR, through the ODEPRI, is the institution responsible for adapting Agenda 21 and the other Rio Agreements to Venezuela. A National Commission on Sustainable Development has been proposed and discussions on its creation are advanced. A program called "Adiestramiento y Desarrollo PAD-MARNR" has been conceived for capacity-building of professionals in the management of environmental issues. Sub-programs are contemplated in areas such as biodiversity, environmental impact of projects, environmental economics, ecotourism, national accounting and others. An environmental program for international cooperation has also been conceived. A national directory to match the priorities of this department with the program areas of Agenda 21 is being completed.