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Friday 31 Mar 2000
Progress made in negotiating global treaty on persistent organic pollutants; 121 countries participate
Nairobi, 27 March 2000 - The fourth round of negotiations on a global treaty on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) concluded on 25 March 2000, with governments reaffirming eventual elimination as the goal of the Convention and including exemptions for use of DDT in controlling malaria mosquitoes and for existing uses of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), subject to periodic review. Intensive discussions also laid the basis for deciding on technical and financial assistance at the last round of negotiations, to be held from 4-9 December, 2000 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Monday 27 Mar 2000
Vienna convention lauded - fifteen years after signature
Nairobi, 21 March 2000 - Wednesday 22 March, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. With the adoption of that Convention, the foundation was laid for concerted efforts to protect the ozone layer.
Tuesday 21 Mar 2000
Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants. Speech by Mr. Klaus Toepfer
Bonn, 20 March 2000 - Statement by Mr. Klaus Toepfer Executive Director United Nations Environment Programme at Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee For a Treaty on Persistent Organic Pollutants (INC-4) Convened by the United Nations Environment Programme.
Tuesday 21 Mar 2000
NATO confirms to the United Nations, use of depleted uranium during the Kosovo conflict
GENEVA, 21 March 2000 - The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has confirmed to the United Nations that depleted uranium (DU) was used during the Kosovo conflict. But, according to the Joint UNEP/UNCHS Balkans Task Force (BTF) the information provided is not of sufficient detail to facilitate an accurate field assessment of the environmental and human health consequences of its us at the present time.
Tuesday 21 Mar 2000
Environmental Security, Stable Social Order and Culture
New Delhi, 21 February 2000 - Speech by Klaus Toepfer
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
* It is my great pleasure to participate in this symposium on "Environmental Security, Stable Social Order and Culture". I must also take this opportunity to especially welcome one of our distinguished panelists - Madame Shabana Azmi. I know all of you will join me in congratulating her on her winning the prestigious Filmfare Best Actress of the year Award. We must recognize that films like ideas have consequences. They shape the concepts and vocabularies that we use to approach the problems of our time.
Monday 20 Mar 2000
United Nations Environment Programme welcomes tough stance on forest fires by Indonesian Government
Nairobi/Bangkok, 9 March 2000 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today expressed support for the Indonesian Government's rapid response to the forest fire emergency in Sumatra. UNEP's Asia-Pacific Regional Director Nirmal Andrews said he was concerned at the prospect of a repeat of the fires that caused months of choking haze throughout the South East Asia region in 1997 and 1998.
Thursday 09 Mar 2000
International Women's Day: 8 March
Nairobi, 8 March 2000 - The International Women's Day on 8 March every year is a day devoted to honouring women's epic struggle for freedom and social and economic equality. It is a day dedicated to assessing progress in their fight for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize for meaningful change.
Wednesday 08 Mar 2000
First Japanese Financial Institutions sign up to UNEP's Environmental Statement
Paris/Nairobi, March 2000 - On 1st March, three Japanese financial institutions endorsed the Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development - the environmental principles of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Financial Institutions Initiative on the Environment. In so doing, Nikko Securities, Nikko Asset Management and the Good Bankers Co. Ltd. became the first Japanese signatories to this Initiative. The Presidents and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the three companies attended the signing ceremony in Tokyo.
Friday 03 Mar 2000