17/5 - Application of environmental norms by military

The Governing Council,

Recalling that Governments should, in accordance with paragraph 20.22 (h) of Agenda 21 of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, 3/ ascertain that their military establishments conform to their nationally applicable environmental norms in the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes,

Noting the role of the military sector in the promotion of national environmental goals and objectives in the transition to sustainable development,

Recognizing the need for early action,

1. Encourages Governments to establish a national environmental policy for the military sector;

2. Invites the Executive Director to collect information on:

(a) National preparations and activities in order to ascertain that their military establishments conform to their national environmental norms in the treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes;

(b) The contribution of the military sector in the achievement of national

environmental policies;

(c) Assessments of the damage as well as the need for and feasibility of the clean-up and restoration of areas where damage to the environment has been caused by military activities;

3. Requests the Executive Director to report to the Governing council at its eighteenth regular session on the issues referred to in paragraph 2 of the present decision.

10th meeting

21 May 1993


 

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