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GENERAL CONFERENCE

Name Introduction to the celebration of the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) 2008
Short Description The Year runs from January 2007 to December 2009. The central year (2008) was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as the UN Year.
Long Description The International Year of Planet Earth runs from January 2007 to December 2009. The year in the middle (2008) was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly as the UN Year. The IYPE is a joint initiative of UNESCO and the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).

The Year aims to contribute to the Millennium Development Goals, to the achievement of the objectives of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and to raise awareness and appreciation of the Earth as the ultimate resource for our everyday needs and the foundation of the global society and economy.

Chair:
Walter Erdelen, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences or his representative

Speakers:
Eduardo de Mulder, Executive Director, IYPE

Denis Vaslet or Jean-Paul Cadet, French National Committee for IYPE
Start date and hour 18-10-2007 2:00 pm
End date and hour 18-10-2007 3:00 pm
Location UNESCO Cinema
Contact name Mr Robert Missotten
Contact phone +33 (0) 1 45 68 41 17
Contact e-mail r.missotten@unesco.org
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