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The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) addresses issues of global concern, which include the global environmental problems caused by developed and developing nations. In the early 1980s, concern was mounting about the increasing environmental impacts such as global warming and ozone depletion that were occurring as the world's nations were raising their standards of living.

As a response, in 1983, the UN General Assembly convened the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) with the intent that it would address the concern for the mounting global environmental impacts of development. The chair of this commission was the Norwegian prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland. The World Commission on Environment and Development is often referred to simply as the Brundtland Commission. Its report, Our Common Future, published by ...

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