ERIC Number: ED193075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The United Nations Environment Programme.
Miller, Norman N.
American Universities Field Staff Reports, n17 1979
Described is the history of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) since its formation in 1972. Also included is an examination of UNEP's major programs and projects, and an assessment of the organization's problems and future prospects. The function of UNEP is to coordinate the management and assessment of the world's environment by United Nations organizations and member nations. To illustrate how UNEP operates and to characterize the difficulties facing UNEP, this report highlights four program areas: Oceans, Arid Lands, the Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS), and Infoterra. Contributing to UNEP's past and future growth pains are: (1) the enormous scope ot UNEP's mission, (2) external issues such as uncertain funding and political differences, and (3) internal management and operational concerns. An evaluation of the status of UNEP's 21 original goals concludes the report. (WB)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Global Approach, International Organizations, International Programs, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, World Problems
American Universities Field Staff, The Wheelock House, P.O. Box 150, Hanover, NH 03755 (subscription $50.00, individuals $35.00, $1.50 single copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Universities Field Staff, Inc., Hanover, NH.