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UN agency project aims to clear landmines from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Source: UN News Centre, Thu March 11, 2004
Bosnia and Herzegovina - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced a multimillion dollar project to help Bosnia and Herzegovina - Europe's most heavily landmine-affected country - eliminate the deadly threat posed by those weapons.

UN Wants Rules for Bioprospecting in Antarctica

Source: Planet Ark, Tue February 03, 2004
Johannesburg, Angola - The United Nations said on Sunday rules were needed to prevent a free-for-all search for unique Antarctic organisms that can be used for pharmaceutical and other commercial purposes.

Ministers adopt Declaration on small island developing States

Source: UN News Centre, Mon February 02, 2004
Nassau, Bahamas - Ministers and senior government officials meeting in Nassau, Bahamas, today adopted a Ministerial Declaration reaffirming the validity of the Barbados Programme of Action - a blueprint adopted 10 years ago for the sustainable development of small island developing States (SIDS).

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