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Document reference

A/S-19/6

Date published

01/04/1997

Last updated

15/06/2016

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Sustainable development remains one of the most important challenges facing humanity as it approaches the twenty-first century.

Yet there is growing concern that failure to accelerate economic growth and development in vast areas of the world, to resolve burning social problems, to correct unsustainable production and consumption patterns and increasing inequity, and to halt deterioration of the environment will irreversibly limit national capacities to respond to future challenges.