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Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum
22nd Session
Nairobi, Kenya, 3-7 February 2003


Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Daily coverage: including sound clips and speaker photos

Video (Real Player format)

Closing - wrapup video
Closing Press Conference
Opening Ceremony
Curtain raiser - Opening Video
Mercury press conference video (archive)

Daily Journals in English and French
PDF and Word

Media coverage of UNEP
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GC Profiles
The new president of the GC shares his vision and speaks of the challenges and opportunities in implementing the outcomes of the WSSD. read more ...
Prof Wangari Maathai, Assistant Minister of Environment for UNEP's host country, Kenya, and veteran environmental campaigner shares her views on a better future. read more ...
Dr. Ahmed Yusuf Nuristani, Minister for Irrigation, Water Resources and Environment of the Afghanistan Transitional Authority, shares his views on the linkages between conflict, the environment and sustainable development. read more...
HE Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal and vice president of NEPAD, makes it clear that empowering the people of Africa is a priority, if sustainable development is to be an attainable goal. read more
Outgoing GC President David Anderson has his feet firm on the ground as he discusses his term in office and environmental values. read more
Reports / Documents

Afghanistan's wetlands and birdlife bear brunt of war and drought: The internationally significant Sistan wetlands - shared between Afghanistan and Iran - are almost completely dry, according to a new report presented to GC participants today.
Full report: (PDF, 3.5 MB). Chapters (PDF): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, plus online photos, maps and satellite imagery

Statement of the Fourth Global Civil Society Forum to the 22nd Session of the Governing Council
Presented on behalf of the Forum by Sr. Victor Hugo Ricco

Presentation on the state of the environment
by GEO Team: Text -

Global Mercury Assesment
Press Release
Power Stations Threaten People and Wildlife with Mercury Poisoning
Press Conference and Launch of the Global Mercury Assessment - Video
Related links: The Global Mercury Assessment


Opening of the Ministerial-level Consultations
by Mr. Klaus Toepfer, UNEP's Executive Director

Opening Statement
by Mr. Klaus Toepfer, UNEP's Executive Director

by Mr. Joseph M'Eruaki 2002 UN In Kenya Person of theYear

Side Events
The International Public Commission award to Klaus Toepfer, UNEP's Executive Director, the Golden Steering Wheel International Prize for Mr. Toepfer's personal contribution to the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainable development. This prize - established by the Best New Epoch Managers Public Fund - is the highest public award in the Russian Federation.