The world economy is on the brink of another major downturn. Global economic growth started to decelerate on a broad front in mid-2011 and is estimated to have averaged 2.8 per cent over the last year. This economic slowdown is expected to continue into 2012 and 2013.

This report contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible.

The report, titled "Development-led Globalization: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Development Paths," suggests that FDG has led to uneven, unstable and unfair outcomes.

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.

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