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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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15 January 2004
| Delegates to the intergovernmental consultation on strengthening the scientific base of UNEP continued their discussions in Plenary, addressing the question of what options exist with respect to meeting any unfulfilled needs that fall within the role and mandate of UNEP. The Friends of the Chair met in the afternoon to conclude the drafting of conclusions and recommendations. In the afternoon, delegates met for the final Plenary to adopt the conclusions and recommendations.

Delegates from Italy, Japan and Kazakhstan.

Bahrom Mamadaliev (Tajikistan).

Hemansing Prayag (Mauritius).


Ireland, on behalf of the EU, proposes an expert review of the proposal for establishing an intergovernmental panel.

Chair Van Gool (The Netherlands).

Delegates from Norway considering the draft conclusions.


UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer hosted a luncheon for Ministers and Heads of Delegations on the sunny rooftop of the Gigiri complex.

Bedřich Moldan and Petr Kopřiva (Czech Republic).

UNEP Executive Director Klaus Töpfer welcoming delegates to the barbeque lunch.


Delegates enjoying drinks and discussion before the luncheon.

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, Malm�, 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: 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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