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Encyclopedia > United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

An international conference convened under United Nations auspices held in Stockholm Sweden, in June 1972. The conference was opened and addressed by secretary-general Kurt Waldheim to discuss new understandings and concerns about the state of the global environment. Attended by the representatives of 113 countries, 19 inter-governmental agencies, and more than 400 inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, it is widely recognized as the beginning of modern political and public awareness of global environmental problems. One of the outcomes of the conference was the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... Nickname: Location of Stockholm in northern Europe Coordinates: Country Sweden Municipality Stockholm Municipality County Stockholm Province Södermanland and Uppland Charter 13th Century Population (April 2007)  - City 782,885  - Density 4,160/km² (10,774. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Kurt Josef Waldheim (21 December 1918 – 14 June 2007) was an Austrian diplomat and conservative politician. ... Klaus Töpfer, former UNEP Exec. ...

Source: John McCormick, The Global Environmental Movement (London: John Wiley, 1995) This article concerns the Irish tenor. ...

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