Tenth Conference, 2001

 

Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

 

WORLD INFORMATION TRANSFER, INC.,
A Non-Profit NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations, Promoting Environmental Health,
in collaboration with the
GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE,
GOVERNMENT OF GREECE
and
Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund
invite you to the

 

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
on
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT:GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

 

APRIL 25 TO APRIL 27, 2001
10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM & 3:00 TO 6:00 PM
UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY

 

TOPIC:

ECONOMICS OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PRESENTATIONS

 
GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH, April 25-27, 2001, (3-6PM)

* Welcome and Introduction to the Conference, Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions on the theme of Economics of Health and Environment
* Globalization: corporate or civil?
* Environment and health in the 21st century: meeting the challenges of a “globalized” world
* Reducing cost uncertainty and encouraging ratification of the Kyoto Protocol
* Globalization, population growth and sustainability: challenges for society and Rotary’s role
* CHERNOBYL COMMEMORATION, April 26, 2001, 10AM to 6PM Chernobyl Children’s Project
* Chornobyl: a Ukrainian tragedy and an important page in world history
* Chernobyl associated childhood thyroid cancer: status 15 years after the accident
* Children: uniquely vulnerable to environmental hazards

 

A NEW EDUCATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION, April 27, 2001, 10 AM to 1 PM
* Keynote address: Global business: the first steps in uniting nations on the internet
* GEF (SGP) Projects in Africa
* Information, healthcare and technology: the impact of the internet on the future of medicine
* Global business: the first steps in uniting nations on the internet
* Standing up to the wolf pack: Russian indigenous people fight for their survival
* Ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer in the new millennium
* Improving public health through environmental health research
* The importance of water quality for human health

 

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
WEDNESDAY Afternoon, April 25h, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Title: Globalization and Health
Introduction to Program – Dr. C. Durbak
KEYNOTE: Minister of Health of Greece
H. E. Mr. Harri Holkeri*, Pres., UN General Assembly
Moderator: Dr. B. Goldstein, Director, EOHSI
H. E. Ambassador Elias Gounaris of Greece
Dr. Adnan Amin, Director, UNEP/RONA
Laurie Garret, Newsday, The Coming Plague and Global Public Health
Dr. David Korten, Positive Futures Network, When Corporations Rule the World
Dr. Richard Morgenstern, Resources for the Future
Dr. James Listorti, formerly of World Bank
Prof. Dr. F. J. Radermacher, FAW and Rotary Intl.

 

RECEPTION 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (By invitation only

 

THURSDAY Morning, April 26th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Title: Chernobyl Commemoration: Economics of Catastrophe
KEYNOTE: Mrs. Hilary Clinton
Moderator: Ms. Lyutha Al-Mughairy, Chief, UNDPI
H. E. Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky of Ukraine
H. E. Ambassador Sergey Lavrov of Russia
H. E. Ambassador Sergei Ling of Belarus
H. E. Ambassador Marjatta Rasi of Finland
Mr. Kenzo Oshima*, USG for Humanitarian Affairs
Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Interim Head of DPI
Dr. Vanessa Tobin, Chief, Water and Sanitation, UNICEF

 

LUNCH-DELEGATES
THURSDAY Afternoon, April 26th, Afternoon, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Title: Chernobyl Commemoration: Economics of Catastrophe
KEYNOTE: Ambassador Sergiy Komisarenko, Director, Cancer Institute, Kiev
Moderator: Dr. Zenon Matkiwsky, President, CCRF
H. E. Mr. Harri Holkeri*, President of UN General Assembly
Dr. Nitin Desai*, USG, DESA
Dr. Fabrizio Bassani, Director, WHO
Dr. Sophie Balk, Academy of Pediatric Medicine
Dr. David V. Becker, NY Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
Ms. Hilary French – Senior Scientist, WorldWatch Inst., author “Vanishing Borders”
Ms. Adi Roche, Executive Director and Founder, Chernobyl Children’s Project
Dr. William Rom, Director, NYU Environmental Medicine Dept.
Ms. Melanne Verveer, Former Chief of Staff to the First Lady, Mrs. Clinton

 

RECEPTION 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (By invitation only)
FRIDAY, April 27th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Title: New Education for the Next Generation

KEYNOTE: Jay Walker, President, Walker Digital, founder PRICELINE.com
Moderator: Dr. Christine K. Durbak
H. E. Ambassador Marjatta Rasi of Finland
Mr. Miles Stoby*, AUSG
Dr. Berhanykun Andemicael, IAEA
Ms. Alexandra Cousteau, President, Philippe Cousteau Foundation
Ms. Sybil Diver, Pacific Environment
Dr. Ebby Elahi, Senior Medical Advisor, Co-founder Surgeonesis
Dr. Mohammed El-Banna, Chairman NGO,GEF, Egypt
Dr. Alan Halperin, Chief Dermatologist, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital
Dr. Kenneth Olden, Director, NIEHS

 

LUNCH-DELEGATES
Frank Anton, President
Henley-Wood Publishing Co.
*Invited

 

An Open Letter from Dr. Christine Durbak, Founder of World Information Transfer
January 30, 2001

 

Dear Colleague:
On behalf of World Information Transfer, I have the honor of inviting you to our Tenth International Conference on Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions, April 25 to 27, 2001 at the United Nations, co-sponsored by the Governments of Greece and Ukraine and co-chaired by Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund. The theme this year is ECONOMICS OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT and will focus on how economic policy can promote or derail health and environment globally. Since April 26th is the 15th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy, this day will be devoted to examining the consequences of this catastrophe and the implementation of preventive measures.

As you may be aware, our conferences, held at the United Nations since 1992, are widely acclaimed for their quality of presentations and participants. You will notice from the attached conference agenda that the program contains 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 whom you feel will benefit from learning about this very important topic.

Although our conference is free, due to very strict security requirements at the United Nations, you must register in advance by e-mail or fax only.
This letter will serve as your invitation, so please fill in your response below and mail or fax it to us by April 2nd, 2001.

Sincerely,
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
World Information Transfer
World Information Transfer, Inc.
A Non-Profit NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations, Promoting Environmental Health
475 Park Ave. South, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-686-1996
Fax: 212-686-2172
Conf. E-Mail:В witnyc@gmail.com