The United Nations has warned that the world is on the brink of another recession, projecting that global economic growth will slow down further in 2012 and even emerging powerhouses like India and China, which led the recovery last time, will get bogged down.

This paper is a preliminary attempt to illustrate and quantify the harm being caused to human health or the environment by the transboundary movements of hazardous waste.

Current technical guidelines for environmentally sound co-processing of hazardous waste as alternative fuels and raw materials for use in cement kilns conform to decisions VIII/17 and IX/17 of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal and decision OEWG-VI

The present guidelines provide guidance for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury, pursuant to decisions VIII/33, IX/15 and X/[ ] of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes a

The present technical guidelines provide guidance for transboundary movements of used electrical and electronic equipment (further used equipment), in particular on the distinction between waste and non-waste pursuant to decisions IX/16 of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous

The report shows that the potential of leveraging information and communication technologies (ICTs) to develop the private sector is far from fully exploited.

4th plenary meeting (part 2, NCDs) - UN General Assembly 19 September 2011.

Summary of the informal interactive hearing with representatives of nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector, to provide an input to preparatory process of the 2011 High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases.

Draft political declaration of the high-level meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

With only four years remaining in which to achieve the key targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), most of the world’s Heads of State and Government came to the United Nations in September 2010 to take stock of progress made thus far.

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