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Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer: final act
United Nations Environment Programme

The Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Protocol on Chlorofluorocarbons to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer was convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) pursuant to decision 13/19 adopted by the Governing Council of UNEP on 23 May 1985.


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1987
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Comparative Toxicity Test of Water-Soluble Fractions of Oils and Oil Dispersants to Marine Organisms: Reference Methods for Marine Pollution Studies No. 45
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency

RSRM 45


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1987
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The Determination of Methylmercury, Total Mercury and Total Selenium in Human Hair: Reference Methods For Marine Pollution Studies No. 46
United Nations Environment Programme, World Health Organisation, International Atomic Energy Agency

This Reference Method describes the determination of methylmercury in human hair by gas liquid chromatography. It is designed for biological monitoring of selected individuals and population groups with a possible intake of methylmercury exceeding the recommended Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI) through contaminated seafood, as part of a project on the evaluation of methylmercury in Mediterranean populations and related health hazards. The method, however, is also applicable to other regions.


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1987
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Estimation of the Toxicity of Pollutants to Marine Phytoplanktonic and Zooplanktonic Organisms: Reference Methods For Marine Pollution Studies No. 44 (draft)
United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency

RSRM 44


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1987
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Coastal and Marine Problems of Somalia: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 84
United Nations Environment Programme

In 1984, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Somalia approached the Executive Director of UNEP with a request for assistance in assessing the coastal and marine environmental problems of the country in drawing up a national action plan for the protection, management and development of its marine and coastal environment. This document consists of a summary report on the coastal and marine environmental problems of Somalia, of an Action Plan proposed for the protection, management and development of the marine and coastal environment of Somalia and seven sectoral reports on which on which the summary report is based.


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1987
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Environmental Impact Assessment: An Analysis of the Methodological and Substantive Issues Affecting Human Health Considerations - MARC Report Number 41
United Nations Environment Programme, Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre

A principal mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) is the promotion of procedures and approaches to planning by governments that can contribute to the improvement of the standard of human health. One of the major developments in recent years has been the use of the environmental impact assessment (EtA) methodology as a means of incorporating environmental considerations into the planning process. This interest was first fanned by the enactment in 1969 of the United States National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which contained a provision requiring U.S.A. agencies to carry out environmental impact assessment as part of federal project planning. Subsequently, various expert groups and meetings convened by WHO and other multilateral agencies have concluded that the EIA process can be an effective mechanism to foster human health and welfare considerations in development planning along with economic and technical objectives. The need for analysing possible health hazards and environmental implications in connexion with large-scale socio-economic development projects was further reiterated by the Thirty-fifth World Health Assembly in its Resolution WHA 35.17 (Annex 1).


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1987
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Coastal and Marine Problems of Somalia. UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies No. 84
United Nations Environment Programme

In 1984, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Somalia approached the Executive Director of UNEP with a request for assistance in assessing the coastal and marine environmental problems of the country in drawing up a national action plan for the protection, management and development of its marine and coastal environment. This document consists of a summary report on the coastal and marine environmental problems of Somalia, of an Action Plan proposed for the protection, management and development of the marine and coastal environment of Somalia and seven sectoral reports on which on which the summary report is based.


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1987

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The Societal Impacts Associated with the 1982-83 Worldwide Climate Anomalies
United Nations Environment Programme

Report based on the workshop on the Economic and Societal Impacts Associated with the 1982-83 Worldwide Climate Anomalies, 11-13 November 1985, Lugano, Switzerland. But the main purpose of this report was simply to establish worldwide a common concern for ENSO events and their tele-connections, as well as for the possible societal impacts of those hypothesized teleconnections.


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1987