NEW YORK – Ten years after the historic Earth Summit, the world has yet to sufficiently address and tackle crucial environmental issues, and there is a need for increased official development assistance (ODA) from Japan and other developed countries, according to a report recently released by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan.
The draft report, published on the Internet, is a comprehensive assessment of global measures on environmental protection and development in the past decade and an important basic document for discussion leading up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in August.
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