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Nairobi, 25 May 1998 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that 23 individuals and organizations from 19 countries have been elected to the prestigious ranks of its Global 500 Roll of Honour, for their outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment.

Wednesday 27 May 1998

Nairobi, 22 May 1998 - A special session of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council ended here today, with governments solidly backing the reform proposals presented to them yesterday by UNEP Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer.

Tuesday 26 May 1998

Moscow/Nairobi, May 1998 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI), hosted a three-day meeting entitled "Facilitating Public Access to Environmental Information in the CIS Region and the Baltic Republics", from 12 to 14 May in Moscow. 

Tuesday 26 May 1998

Nairobi, 22 May 1998 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today received a grant of $350,000 from the United Nations Foundation (a public charity established by Ted Turner, Co-Chairman of Time Warner Inc., to oversee the administration of his $1 billion gift to the United Nations). The grant will finance the production of a youth version of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO).

Tuesday 26 May 1998

Nairobi, 25 May 1998 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today that Jae-Bum Kim of the Republic of Korea has been elected to the prestigious ranks of its Global 500 Roll of Honour for his outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment.

Tuesday 26 May 1998

Nairobi, 25 May 1998 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that Leave It To Us Junior Board of the United Kingdom, has been elected to the prestigious ranks of its Youth Environment Global 500 Roll of Honour for their outstanding contributions to the protection of the environment.

Tuesday 26 May 1998

Nairobi, 20 May 1998 - Addressing environment ministers and other senior government officials in Nairobi today, Mr. Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), outlined his plans for the organization.

Monday 25 May 1998

Nairobi, 19 May 1998 - Governments, many represented at ministerial level, will meet here tomorrow, from 20 to 22 May, to discuss the future of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The meeting, a special session of UNEP's Governing Council, will consider proposals to both strengthen and restructure the organization in the context of the wider United Nations reform process.

Friday 22 May 1998

London/Nairobi, 14 May 1998 - "The environmental crisis of forest fires in South East Asia is far from over," said Mr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Reacting to reports of sporadic rainfall in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, Töpfer, who was asked by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to coordinate the United Nations response to the fires, warned that, "A repetition of the emergency of 1997 is quite possible. This is not the time to be complacent," he said.

Thursday 14 May 1998

Bratislavia, Slovakia/Nairobi, 15 May 1998 - A major intergovernmental meeting on the Convention on Biological Diversity is concluding here today with important agreements on a future biosafety treaty, international programmes on inland water ecosystems and forests, and other critical issues.

Thursday 14 May 1998

Bratislavia, Slovakia/Nairobi, 7 May 1998 - Emphasizing the fundamental importance of biological diversity to human well-being and survival, Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), called here for stronger joint and cooperative efforts to reverse the destruction of the world's biological diversity.

Thursday 07 May 1998

Nairobi, 12 May 1998 - In an effort to raise environmental awareness and action, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) invites people the world over to commemorate World Environment Day on 5 June. With the theme For Life on Earth: Save Our Seas, the Day also honours the United Nations International Year of the Ocean.

Thursday 07 May 1998

New York/Nairobi, 28 April 1998 - Mr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), welcomes the reports of recent rains in Indonesia's forest-fire ravaged East Kalimantan province. However, United Nations sources confirm that the amount of rain has been insufficient to reduce the fires significantly and has fallen very unevenly throughout the province.

Monday 04 May 1998

New York, 29 April 1998 - The world's leading environmental thinkers drawn from government, business and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) today created a blueprint for future joint action to foster global environmental improvement.

Monday 04 May 1998

Bratislavia, Slovakia/Nairobi, 30 April 1998 - Environment ministers from around the world are meeting here in Bratislava from 4-5 May to promote new national policies and international programmes for the conservation and sustainable use of the Earth's rich heritage of biological diversity.

Monday 04 May 1998

April 1998 - The United Nations Environment Programme, through its Industry and Environment Office in Paris (UNEP IE) , has just released a new guide book "How the Hotel and Tourism Industry Can Protect the Ozone Layer".

Monday 04 May 1998
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