UNEP project to commence on El Niño Southern oscillation
Nairobi, 21 May 1999 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has received funding of US$650,000 from the United Nations Fund for International Partnership (Turner Foundation), in support of a project aimed at improving the early warning and preparedness for ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) events. El Niño Southern Oscillation is a seasonal change in weather conditions resulting in drought, flood or severe storm events that are often of great severity and unseasonal to the location in which they occur.
Saturday 22 May 1999
Joint UNEP/UNCHS (Habitat) Task Force set-up to monitor environmental and human settlement impacts of Balkans conflict
Nairobi, 11 May 1999 - Speaking here today, Klaus Toepfer, UNEP Executive Director and Acting Executive Director of UNCHS (Habitat), said he welcomes the timely initiative by the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, to send a humanitarian needs assessment mission to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. In support of the wider United Nations system effort in the region, Toepfer has already established a joint UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/UN Centre for Human Settlements, UNCHS (Habitat) Task Force on the Environment and Human Settlements in the Balkans.
Wednesday 12 May 1999