The United Nations Conference on the Environment opens in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday (5 June).?
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The conference is scheduled for 12 days of meetings and speeches.
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Background: The United Nations Conference on the Environment opens in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday (5 June). The conference will not open without some problems. The Soviet Union and some of her East European allies are boycotting the conference because the East Germans have been refused full participation. East Germany is not a member of the United Nations.
The only Communist countries among the 78 developing and 30 industrialised nations to have announced their participation are Yugoslavia, Rumania, and the People's Republic of China.
The aim of the U.N. conference is to study the long-term implications of what man is doing to his environment. The conference will be called on to approve broad principles for safeguarding the environment.
The United Nations Conference will be greeted with much opposition from youthful protesters. Counter-conferences are planned, with one already in session. The Dai Dong conference is composed of an international group of scientists who feel that the U.N. conference isn't getting enough scientific information. The group plans to issue an alternative declaration to that of the U.N. conference.
SYNOPSIS: This is the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, where delegates to the United Nations Conference on the Human environment will be staying.
Other delegates are also arriving in Stockholm. They are camped at an airport near the city and are members of groups protesting the United Nations meeting which starts Monday. Counter-conferences are planned, with one already in session. The group will issue an alternative declaration to that of the U.N. conference. These men feel that not enough scientific informati??? is being considered by the U.N. conference Other protest groups are using this opportunity to emphasise their support for curbs on pollution.
The conference will be dealing with all aspects of the pollution problem and its application to various countries. Industrialised countries will be discussing technical means of reducing the danger of accidental and industrial pollution. Developing countries will be more concerned with how any agreements may inhibit their future development.
The scene of the conference already shows evidence of the people that are expected to come. 30,000 protestors are expected in the city. But, a number of delegates to the conference may not show up as part of a boycott. The Soviet Union and some of her East European allies are refusing to attend the conference because the East Germans have been refused full participation in the conference. They only Communist countries among the more than one-hundred nations that are expected to attend are Rumania, Yugoslavia, and the People's Republic of China.
The United Nations conference will last twelve days, and will study the long-term implications of what man is doing to his environment. At the end of the meeting the delegates will be called on to approve broad principles of safeguarding the environment.