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Closing of GC24/GMEF - 9 February 2007

The 24th session of UNEP's Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum ended today on a high note with governments from 140 countries adopting 16 key decisions ranging from tackling toxic mercury pollution, water policy and municipal waste, to the Bali Strategic Plan for Technology Support and Capacity Building. The meeting also sent a clear signal of renewed determination to address UN reform including strengthening international environment governance and to identify ways of maximizing the opportunities and minimizing the risks of globalization.

GC Round-up:
» President’s summary of the discussions by ministers and heads of delegation at GC-24/GMEF


Coverage of the Day's Proceedings:

» GC-24 Journal Vol. 5

Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Daily coverage, with sound clips and speaker photos

Audio Visual



Achim Steiner,
Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme
[ video ]

Amb. Peter Maurer(Switzerland) and Amb. Enrique Berruga Filloy (Mexico) on UN Reforms
[ video ]

H.E. Roberto Dobles (Costa Rica)
Governing Council President

[Brief on Decisions Adopted ]

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Policy Statement by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director.


Overview of Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Address to the GC-24

Special Events


EU Mercury Strategy and Spanish Policies for the Control of Mercury Emissions


Partnerships for Keeping the Environment Under Review



UNEP 2006 Annual Report

UNEP 2006 Annual Report
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Today on the Elephants

GC24 opening session

Achim Steiner , Executive Director, UNEP, watching an environmental film while riding a pink elephant carousel
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