Press releases

Manama/Nairobi, January 2001 - To help protect the environment through the monitoring of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), Bahrain recently hosted a training session for its custom officers. The third of its kind in the world and the first for the region of West Asia, the session focused on assisting customs officers and other relevant stakeholders to enable Bahrain?s compliance with the provisions of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

Tuesday 23 Jan 2001

Nairobi, 23 January 2001 - The year 2001 has been proclaimed the United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations. It aims to demonstrate that the present globalization process does not only encompass economic, financial and technological issues, but also the human cultural and spiritual dimensions of society and their interdependence.

Tuesday 23 Jan 2001

Nairobi, 23 January 2001 - Up to 100 Environment Ministers are expected to attend the 2nd Global Ministerial Environment Forum/21st session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (GC21) at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, from 5 to 9 February 2001.

Tuesday 23 Jan 2001

Shanghai, 22 January 2001 - Leading climate change scientists and government officials from around the world have finalized a major report confirming that the evidence for humanity's influence on the global climate is now stronger than ever before.

Monday 22 Jan 2001

Oslo/Arendal/Nairobi, 20 December 2001- A new and strengthened relationship between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Norway was announced today with the internationally-renowned GRID-Arendal facility, specialists in mapping, telecommunications and environmental early warning, elevated to the status of a full UNEP centre.

Saturday 20 Jan 2001

Geneva, 16 January 2001 - Early laboratory results confirm that pieces of DU penetrators found at sites targeted by NATO during the 1999 Kosovo conflict contain Uranium 236, the United Nations Environment Programme reported here today. Scientists working for the UNEP Depleted Uranium (DU) Assessment Group are analysing the contents of the seven penetrators - ammunition tips made out of depleted uranium - found during a UNEP field mission to Kosovo in November 2000.

Tuesday 16 Jan 2001

Geneva, 11 January 2001 - Full details of the sites where depleted uranium (DU) weapons were deployed in Kosovo and inspected by United Nations Environment Programme scientists were unveiled at a press conference in Geneva today.

Thursday 11 Jan 2001

Geneva, 5 January 2001 - Rigorous analyses of depleted uranium (DU) samples collected by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) during its 5 - 17 November 2000 field assessment mission to Kosovo are now underway in five European laboratories in an effort to determine whether the use of DU during the Balkans conflict may pose any risks to human health or the environment.

Friday 05 Jan 2001
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