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Intergovernmental consultation on strengthening the scientific base of the United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi, Kenya | 14 - 15 January, 2004
 


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14 January 2004 | The intergovernmental consultation on strengthening the scientific base of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) opened today at UNEP Headquarters at the Gigiri complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was opened by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Shafqat Kakahel and was also addressed by UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer. Delegates addressed organizational matters, elected officers, and met in two Plenary sessions to address questions regarding the likely gaps and types of assessment needs with respect to the environment and environmental change, and to assess how UNEP and other organizations are currently meeting assessment needs.
 

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Relevant Documents |

IGC Documents

Annotated Agenda (UNEP/SI/IGC/1/Add.1): http://science.unep.org/AnnotatedAgenda-english.pdf.
 Issues for consideration regarding strengthening the scientific base of  UNEP (UNEP/SI/IGC/2): http://science.unep.org/Issuesreport.pdf.
 Synthesis Report (UNEP/SI/IGC/2/Add.1): http://science.unep.org/sythefinal.pdf.
 UNEP 22nd  Governing Council decision 22/1/IA: http://www.unep.org/GoverningBodies/GC22/Document/GC22_GMEF_decisions.doc.

ENB coverage of UNEP meetings

 ENB coverage of the 22nd session of the UNEP Governing Council and fourth Global Ministerial Environment Forum, 3-7 February, 2003, Nairobi, Kenya: http://www.iisd.ca/unepgc/22gc/.
 ENB summary of the 22nd session of the UNEP Governing Council and Fourth Global Ministerial Environment Forum: http://www.iisd.ca/vol16/enb1630e.html
 ENB coverage of the third Global Ministerial Environment Forum (Seventh Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council), 13-15 February, 2002, Cartagena, Colombia: http://www.iisd.ca/unepgc/gmef3/.
 ENB coverage of the 21st Session of the UNEP Governing Council, 5-9 February, 2001, Nairobi, Kenya: http://www.iisd.ca/unepgc/21/.
 ENB coverage of the sixth Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council, 29-31 May, 2000, Malmö, Sweden: http://www.iisd.ca/unepgc/6thspecial/index.html.
 ENB coverage of the 20th Session of the UNEP Governing Council, 1-5 February, 1999, Nairobi, Kenya: http://www.iisd.ca/unepgc/20sess/.
 Go to archives for ENB-coverage of all other UNEP Governing Council related meetings: http://www.iisd.ca/vol16/.

Relevant Links |

UNEP

 UNEP: http://www.unep.org.
 UNEP Science Initiative: http://science.unep.org.
 UNEP's Division of Early Warning and Assessment: http://www.unep.org/dewa/.
 UNEP Global Environmental Outlook: http://www.unep.org/geo/index.htm
 UNEP Net, the Global Environmental Information Network: http://www.unep.net/
 UNEP GRID Arendal: http://www.grida.no/.
 United Nations System-wide Earthwatch: http://earthwatch.unep.ch/unep/locator.php.

Other |

 International Council for Science (ICSU): http://www.icsu.org/.
 Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE): http://www.icsu-scope.org/.



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