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Fifth Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development
New York, 8 April 1997 -UNCED was to be the doorway to a new era. An era of greater concern for the growing vulnerability of Planet Earth to accelerating environmental degradation as well as an era of growing equity among nations and between generations. The new laws, principles and goals set forth in Rio were to lay the foundation for a new green world order. There was also a coherent theme of global solidarity, a sensibility arising from the recognition of shared danger in the face of a rapidly deteriorating environment.
Tuesday 08 Apr 1997
New ministerial forum to guide UNEP: 19th Session of UNEP's Governing Council ends with governance question solved
Nairobi, 4 April 1997- The resumed 19th session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ended here today at UNEP headquarters with agreement on outstanding agenda item 4(d) Governance of UNEP. After two days of debate, delegates decided to establish a High-level Committee of Ministers and Officials in Charge of Environment, as a subsidiary organ of the Governing Council.
Friday 04 Apr 1997
World Health Day - 7 April 1997
7 April 1997 - The World Health Organization (WHO) will observe World Health Day with a special emphasis on emerging infectious diseases.
Friday 04 Apr 1997
Forum on Biodiversty
New York/Nairobi, 3 April 1997- A two-day international dialogue begins today at United Nations Headquarters in New York to identify concrete targets and specific measurements of progress for addressing the urgent, global problem of the loss of biological diversity.
Thursday 03 Apr 1997
First Globally Consistent Digital Topographic Database completed for entire Earth Surface
Nairobi/Sioux Falls, March 1997- An international collaborative effort involving the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and leading research and governmental institutions in the United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand has led to the development of the first-ever topographic database of the entire planet. It is available at no cost on the Internet to interested users around the world.
Wednesday 02 Apr 1997
World Water Day 1997
Nairobi, 20 March, 1997 -"Freshwater is indeed the most precious of our planet's natural resources.It is the ingredient that is fundamental for supporting terrestrial and aquatic life systems, as well as the fundamental natural resource constraint for socio-economic development and the resulting improvement of human livelihoods.
Wednesday 02 Apr 1997
GPA based in the Netherlands
Geneva/Nairobi, March 1997- Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, on Friday announced that the UNEP Coordination Office for the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA) will be based in The Netherlands.
Wednesday 02 Apr 1997
Global programme of action for the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities establishes homepage on the www
Nairobi, 3 February 1997 -In November 1995, as a response to the serious environmental degradation of coastal areas, associated river basins and the open oceans by human activities on land, governments adopted the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities (GPA).
Tuesday 11 Feb 1997
Ministers call for a stronger, revitalized UNEP
Nairobi, 11 February 1997 -The 19th session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was temporally adjourned late last Friday.
Tuesday 11 Feb 1997
ADD Council meeting no. 3
5 February 1997 - The Council of The International Arctic Environmental Data Directory (ADD) held its third meeting in Arendal 13 November 1996.
Wednesday 05 Feb 1997
ADD Workshop held in Arendal
5 February 1997 - The International Arctic Environmental Data Directory (ADD) held a workshop in November on the topic: Arctic Environmental Information on the net - Implementing a Gateway to the Arctic
Wednesday 05 Feb 1997
UNEP and Kenya sign historic agreement for advanced satellite telecommunication system
Nairobi, 31 January 1997 - The Government of Kenya and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have finalized an historic agreement to start operations of the Mercure satellite telecommunications system at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.
Friday 31 Jan 1997
Role and focus, Governance and Funding central to UNEP reform: 19th Session of UNEP Governing Council begins
Nairobi, 28 January 1997 -"The battle for a healthy environment is still underway and far from being won," said Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Executive Director of UNEP, as she opened the organization's nineteenth Governing Council session in Nairobi yesterday.
Tuesday 28 Jan 1997
UNEP'S Global Environment Outlook Report says Progress on the Road from Rio uneven
Nairobi 27 January 1997 -Five years after the groundbreaking "Earth Summit" at Rio de Janeiro, the global environment has continued to deteriorate and significant environmental problems remain deeply embedded in the socio-economic fabric of nations in all regions", concludes the Global Environmental Outlook report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme at Nairobi.
Monday 27 Jan 1997
UNEP Chief says major attitude change needed to save environment
Nairobi 27 January 1997-Human use and pollution of water, soils, forests, fisheries and urban air is depleting these renewable resources faster than they can naturally recover, according to the new Global Environment Outlook (GEO-1) released by UNEP today.
Monday 27 Jan 1997
Shaping the environmental Agenda of the 21st Century
UNEP Governing Council to Hold 19th Session
Monday 20 Jan 1997
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