United Nations Environment Programme

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United Nations Environment Programme

An organization created by the United Nations and charged with providing assistance to developing countries and others in developing guidelines for sustainable environmental policies. It also publishes reports on the state of the environment and has had a significant role in the discussion of climate change. See also: Kyoto Protocol.
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Against that backdrop emerged the idea of creating a United Nations Environment Organisation (UNEO) that would be both the planet's ecological conscience and the forum for coordinated action on all environmental matters, along the lines of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisatio(UNESCO), or its bodies for trade, health and other policy areas.
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