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A short term economic policy has meant more unemployment and poverty as well as a slower growth rate and environmental degradation

THE BRANDT Commission in 1980 had called for a world "based less on power and status, more on justice and contract; less discretionary, more governed by fair and open rules". Shridath

The chapter on poverty was adopted, but the US voiced its objections loud and clear

WAR HAS emerged as a major child-killer in the 1980s. Some 1.5 million children died in conflicts; Five million were turned into refugees and another 12 million were rendered homeless. War caused