Press releases

Istanbul, 20 October 1997 - It is a great honour to be with you today in Istanbul to participate in this 12th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (WTO). Tourism is faced with many economic, social and environmental challenges; it also has important responsibilities.

Thursday 23 Oct 1997

Bonn, 17 October 1997 - The United Nations Environment Programme keeps watch over this Earth. We report on the destruction of forests, pollution levels in our oceans, the decline of fish stocks and of shrinking biodiversity. We measure the expansion of the deserts and count environmental refugees. We provide information on the quality of water and the availability of food. We catalogue the fragility of the ozone layer, air quality in cities and the future of the climate system.

Tuesday 21 Oct 1997

Istanbul/Nairobi, 20 October 1997 - The head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, today issued a direct challenge to tourism leaders to join the fight against global climate change.

Monday 20 Oct 1997

Rome/Nairobi, 16 October 1997 - Negotiations on a new convention on international trade in extremely hazardous chemicals and pesticides will take place in Rome from 20-24 October, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced today.

Monday 20 Oct 1997

Nairobi, 3 October 1997 - "We, in the United Nations Environment Programme, have always been deeply concerned about the human environment and committed to the task of creating a better quality of life for those who live in cities and urban areas.

Thursday 16 Oct 1997

Nairobi/Paris, October 1997 - Representatives of 50 major international and national industry associations are meeting in Paris this week with senior United Nations officials, at the initiative of the Industry and Environment office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to review industry progress in implementing environmental management tools and discuss emerging production and consumption issues.

Tuesday 14 Oct 1997

Rome, 9 October 1997 - Mr. Chairman, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Tuesday 14 Oct 1997

Nairobi, 1 October 1997 - "Early results of the fifth international Clean Up the World indicate that this year's campaign has been the most successful to date", Clean Up the World founder and chairman, Ian Kiernan, said today.

Tuesday 14 Oct 1997

Rome/Nairobi, 9 October 1997 - Ms. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), today launched the second edition of UNEP's World Atlas of Desertification during the First Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, underway this week in Rome, Italy.

Thursday 09 Oct 1997
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