Ministers set Environmental Agenda for the 21st Century
The first meeting of the Global Ministerial Environment Forum ended on June 1 2000 in Malmö, Sweden with the adoption of an action-orientated Malmö Declaration that will help set the environmental agenda for the 21st century.
The Declaration, which emphasizes a major role for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will provide a crucial input to the UN's Millenium General Assembly in September and to the Rio-plus-10 summit in 2002, which together will set the global agenda for environment and sustainable development for years to come.
As a key input to the Malmö Declaration, over 100 of the worls's environment ministers discussed for more than 10 hours the major environmental challenges of the 21st century, the role of private sector and the role and responsability of civil society in an increasingly globalized world. In an informal roundtable style that received widespread acclaim from delegates, Ministers engaged in an interactive dialogue facilitated by keynote speakers from accademia, industry and civil society.
Over 600 delegates attended this first-ever Global Ministerial Environmental Forum, which also served as the Sixth Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council. More
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Beverly A. Miller
Secretary, Governing Council
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