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90 (V). Supporting measures: education and training

The Governing Council,

Considering the need for better facilities to promote the rapid development of environmental education and training in the developing countries,

Recalling its decision 29 (III) of 2 May 1975, which supported the intention of the Executive Director to set up a programme activity centre for environmental education and training on an experimental basis,

Noting the establishment by the Executive Director of a technical assistance clearing-house facility in the environmental field, and his development of a fellowship programme,

Bearing in mind the need for co-ordination, as appropriate, with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,

1. Welcomes the establishment by the Executive Director of a regional

programme activity centre for environmental education and training in Africa;

2. Endorses the Executive Director's intention 39/ to establish similar

centres in other regions and, in particular requests him to consider the early establishment of such a centre in the region of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific;

3. Further endorses the Executive Director's intention 39/ to establish a global programme activity centre by 1982;

4. calls upon the Executive Director to co-operate with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and other United Nations bodies in the promotion of environmental education, within the guidelines arising from the intergovernmental conference on environmental education, to be held at Tbilisi in October 1977;

5. Requests the Executive Director, in co-operation with other competent United Nations bodies, to continue to extend technical and financial assistance to developing countries, in furtherance of environmental education and training, for the purposes of supporting local institutions, organizing seminars and granting scholarships and fellowships.

75th meeting

25 May 1977