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PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF UNEP.NET IN THE EECCA REGION

Introduction

In its co-operation with organizations of the UN family the International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information has for many years treated as a major priority team-work with UNEP and Infoterra, UNEPís Global environmental information network. Details on the history of our bilateral relations and forms of co-operation read here. Starting from mid 90-ies ICSTI is operating as a Regional Service Centre for the Infoterra system, covering the region of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In 2000 ICSTI and UNEP renewed a Memorandum of Understanding that provides the framework for bilateral relations and specifies a work plan for the period 2000-2001.

The major objectives of ICSTI activities in the capacity of Infoterra RSC can be identified as follows:

  • to assist environmental information access and exchange in the region,
  • to catalyse partnership building between different organizations in environment related projects,
  • to support two-way communications between the national focal points in the region and Infoterra head-quarters in Nairobi and the progress of Infoterra reform in the region,
  • to facilitate initiation and implementation of multilateral environmental projects.

Additional information on ICSTI activities as Infoterra RSC can be found on other pages of this site.