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Over the last fifty years some 65 million hectares of Africa south of the Sahara have turned to desert . In Mali , the desert has advanced 350 kilometers south in twenty years . In the Sudan it has spread 100 kilometers in seventeen .
The South Commission , under the chairmanship of the former president of Tanzania , Julius Nyerere , carried out a vigorous process of self - examination in considering the record of developing countries in the postwar period .
The discussions resulting from this call , the North - South dialogue , received some impetus from OPEC's initial success in raising the price of oil . Developing countries were encouraged by OPEC's use of collective strength .
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This book addresses the question: "If the development of the quarter of the world's people who are now rich has brought us all so close to the limits of sustainable living on Earth, how is the ... Read full review
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Our Country, The Planet: Forging A Partnership For Survival
Shridath S. Ramphal
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