Seventh Conference, 1998

 

Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

 

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED by WORLD INFORMATION TRANSFER*
CO-SPONSORED by the PEOPLES REPUBLIC of BANGLADESH
UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK

 

APRIL 16TH AND 17TH, 1998

*In collaboration with the NGO section of the UN Department of Public Information.
In Recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Conference of NGOs
in Consultative Relationship with the UN (CONGO)
World Information Transfer, Inc. is a Non Profit Non-Governmental Organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations, Promoting Environmental Health.

 

THEME:

Trauma of Environmental Disasters, Consequences to Human Health

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
H.E. Mr. Salahuddin Yusuf
Minister or Health and Family Welfare,
Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
SPEAKERS:
Lunchtime Speaker, Thursday, April 16
Dr. Nay Htun
UNDP
The Role of Values in Environmental Decisions
H.E. Mr. Hennadi Udovenko
President of the General Assembly, United Nations
H.E. Mr. William Richardson,
Permanent Representative of the United States to United Nations
Mr. Nitin Desai,
Under-Secretary General of the Department for Policy Coordination
and Sustainable Development of the United Nations
Mr. Miles Stoby,
Executive Director, U.N. International Partnership Trust Fund,(UNFIP)
Mr. Klaus Topfer,
Executive Director of UNEP
Mrs. Lyutha Al-Mughairy,
Chief of the Public Liaison Service, U.N. Dept. of Public Information
Dr. Ruth A. Etzel,
Chief, Air Pollution and Respiratory Health, Center for Disease Control
Gary R. Evans, Ph.D.,
Director, Natural Resources Institute
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Yael Danieli,
Past President and United Nations Representative
of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Dr. Ronald Hoffman,
Director, Hoffman Center
Dr. Michel Loots
Dr. John Merriam,
Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Dr. Patricia L. Myskowski,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Dr. Scott Ratzan,
Director, Emerson-Tufts Program in Health Communication
Adi Roche
Director, Children of Chernobyl Project
Dr. Charles Strozier
Co-Director, Center on Violence and Human Survival
Dr. Maritza Tennassee
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Dr. S. Ben Yahmed
Director, Centre for Vulnerability Reduction, WHO
Dr. Steven Esrey
Senior Program OFficer, UNICEF
Dr. Joyce McDougal
Paris Psychoanalytic Institute
An Open Letter from Dr. Christine Durbak, Founder of World Information Transfer
February 15, 1998

 

Dear Colleague:
 
On behalf of World Information Transfer, I have the honor of inviting you to attend our Seventh International Conference on “Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions,” on April 16 and 17, 1998, at the United Nations, co-sponsored by the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. This year’s theme is “Trauma of Environmental Disasters: Consequences to Human Health.”
As you may be aware, our conferences, held at the United Nations, are widely acclaimed for their quality of presentations and participants. You will notice from the attached conference agenda that this year’s program contains very important subjects and many distinguished speakers.
We would be honored if you are personally able to attend our conference. We would also like to extend this invitation to others who you feel will benefit from our presentations on this very important topic.

 

ALTHOUGH OUR CONFERENCE IS FREE, DUE TO VERY STRICT SECURITY REQUIREMENTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE.
This letter will act as your invitation, so please fill in your response below and email, fax or mail it to us by April 5, 1998.

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
World Information Transfer