The Untied States offered on Tuesday (6 June) to contribute 40 per cent of a proposed 100 million dollar (38 million sterling) United Nations Environmental Found, but withheld support for a permanent U.
The Untied States offered on Tuesday (6 June) to contribute 40 per cent of a proposed 100 million dollar (38 million sterling) United Nations Environmental Found, but withheld support for a permanent U.N. agency.
U.S. Chief delegate Russell Train suggested the establishment of a 27-nation commission of the Economic and social Council to deal with environmental questions.
He war speaking at the opening day of the general debate at the U.N. Environmental Conference in Stockhelm, Dweden. Mr. Train, Chairman of President Nixon's Council of Environmental Quality, said the new body should coordinate multi-national activity and provide a continuing focus for U.N. attention to environmental problems.
Britain's Secretary of State for the Environment, Mr. Peter Walker, spoke in support of the United states proposal and said that Britain would make a substantial contribution to the voluntary fund. He concluded his remarks by emphasising the global scope of the pollution problem.
SYNOPSIS: The Untied Nations conference on the Human environment opened in Stockholm, Sweden this week. The conference is seeking solutions to the dangers that threaten man's environment. On Tuesday, on the opening day of the general debate, the United States delegate, Russell Train made a proposal on how to attack the problem of pollution.
The delegate from Britain, Peter Walker, spoke to the conference in support of the United States proposal.