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Young environmentalists en route to Dubna, Russia for United Nations conference
Young environmentalists from more than 60 countries are meeting in Russia next week to discuss environmental topics vital to sustainable development in the 21st century.
Friday 22 Aug 2003
Hundreds of United Nations staff in Nairobi mourn the deaths of their colleagues in Baghdad
As the flags of the world at the United Nations Office at Nairobi flew at half mast, around six hundred United Nations staff today took part in a sombre ceremony to mourn the loss of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Mr. Sergio Vieira de Mello, and other United Nations staff who were killed in a bomb attack on the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad.
Thursday 21 Aug 2003
Wild forests living museums of virtually extinct species
A new UNEP/WCMC report ‘Towards a Global Tree Conservation Atlas’ published this week, highlights the plight of five ‘flagship’ tree species which the Global Trees Campaign is working hard to save.
Monday 04 Aug 2003
New web site and CD-ROM on the state of water resources in Belarus
This newly released State of Water resources report in Belarus on the Internet and on CD-ROM contains maps, pictures and articles. It takes the reader through various impacts, pressures and actions taken in the Eastern European country in order to protect the water resources.
Monday 04 Aug 2003
Stephen Lonergan and Svein Tveitdal appointed to senior positions within UNEP
Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), recently announced the appointments of: Stephen Lonergan as the Director of the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA); and Svein Tveitdal as Director of the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) and Officer-in-Charge of the Division of Environmental Conventions.
Friday 01 Aug 2003
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