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The Balkans conflict: Assessing the environmental impact of the worst damaged industrial sites
27 Jul 1999 - UNEP-led Balkans Task Force Mission Leaves Yugoslavia
Tuesday 27 Jul 1999
UNEP/HABITAT Balkans Task Force experts leave for Serbia and Kosovo
Geneva/Nairobi, 16 July 1999 - Three teams of international experts from the joint UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) Balkans Task Force (BTF) leave for Serbia and Kosovo this weekend, to begin work on an independent assessment of the environmental and human settlements impacts of the Balkans conflict.
Monday 19 Jul 1999
GRID-Arendal 10 years this year
14 Jul 1999 - Gro Harlem Brundtland to Arendal 23. August to participate in the celebration of the environment center GRID-Arendal, a part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) this year celebrates its ten years' anniversary. A one-day seminar on health and environment will mark the occasion on the 23rd of August in Arendal.
Wednesday 14 Jul 1999
GRID-Arendal 10 år i år
14 Jul 1999 - Gro Harlem Brundtland til Arendal 23. august for å delta i feiringen av miljøsenteret GRID-Arendal som er en del av FNs miljøprogram UNEP feirer i år sitt ti-års jubileum. Dette vil bli markert med et heldags-seminar om helse og miljø 23. august i Arendal.
Wednesday 14 Jul 1999
UNEP and partners step up efforts to combat illegal trade and other related environmental crimes
Nairobi/Geneva, 9 July 1999 - Environmental crime is becoming a serious global problem, even though the immediate consequences of an offence may not be obvious or severe. Environmental crimes do have victims. The cumulative costs in environmental damage and the long-range toll in illness, injury, death and extinction of biodiversity and continued depletion of the ozone layer may be considerable.
Monday 12 Jul 1999
UNEP announces meeting to develop tour operator initiative for sustainable tourism development
Paris/Nairobi, July 1999 - The first meeting of tour operators to develop the Tour Operator Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), through its Division of Technology, Industry and Economics in Paris, on 21 and 22 June 1999. Fourteen tours operators, as well as representatives from non-governmental organizations, industry associations and national and local public authorities participated in the meeting.
Monday 12 Jul 1999
Russia, other CIS states to focus on management of past, future toxic problems at expert meetings
Nairobi/Geneva, 1 July 1999 - Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are recognizing that they face major hurdles in overcoming the legacy of inadequate management of toxic substances and instituting environmentally sound practices, and they are working with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Chemicals to deal with the situation.
Thursday 01 Jul 1999
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