United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council - Speech by Guy Ryder, ITUC General Secretary

Chair, Executive Director, Ministers, Delegates, Observers,

I much appreciate this opportunity to respond to the most important debates of
the last two days.

I do so on behalf of the International Trade Union Confederation and in its name
want to thank UNEP UNEP The United Nations Environment Programme coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing policies and practices. UNEP has played a significant role in developing environmental conventions and has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects. for the cooperation already extended to the international
labour movement in developing and increasing activities on environmental and
sustainable development issues. Just over one year ago the UNEP UNEP The United Nations Environment Programme coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing policies and practices. UNEP has played a significant role in developing environmental conventions and has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects. hosted the
Trade Union Assembly on Labour and the Environment, which marked an
important landmark in our work in the field. We are investing efforts and
resources in taking it forward further still...

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UNEP Governing Council 2007 - Speech of ITUC General Secretary