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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

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

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

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
UNEP Governing Council to Hold 19th Session
Monday 20 Jan 1997
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