7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
Trauma of Environmental Disasters, Consequences to Human Health
CO-SPONSORED by the PEOPLES REPUBLIC of BANGLADESH
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.
APRIL 16TH AND 17TH, 1998
UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS
H.E. Mr. Salahuddin Yusuf
Minister or Health and Family Welfare, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh
Lunchtime Speaker, Thursday, April 16
Dr. Nay Htun
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 CenterDr. 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
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 YahmedDirector, 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.
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
World Information Transfer