This newsletter contains three articles and various brief reports. The article by John N. Irwin II describes U.S. foreign policy and the future world environment. Interaction between all nations and peoples will increase and become more complex, leading to interdependence. David Hirschmann’s article discusses South Africa and the International Labour Organisation. The last article is the annual report of the United Nations Secretary-General, Dr Kurt Waldheim. It indicates several main trends emerging on the international scene.The brief reports discuss the international action on the environment in 1972, the African Development Bank, Latin America warming to Cuba, the United Nations and Portuguese Guinea, the Lesotho National Development Corporation, and the Botswana-Zambia Highway Loan Agreement