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7th Ministerial Conference of the UN ?Environment for Europe?, ECE
21 Sep 2011 - 23 Sep 2011
Astana, Kazakhstan

The Seventh ?Environment for Europe? Ministerial Conference is scheduled to take place in Astana (Kazakhstan) from 21 to 23 September 2011. The Conference is being prepared in accordance with the provisions of Reform Plan of the ?Environment for Europe? process (En/En, Fr/Fr, Ru/Ru). The UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy is the convening body for the preparatory process.

At its sixteenth session, in October 2009, the Committee decided on the two main themes for the Conference: Sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems; and Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development. Whilst the Astana Ministerial Conference is expected to address identified environmental issues of common concern in the UNECE region, at the same time the Conference provides an opportunity to address priority environmental issues in the Central Asian sub-region.

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