United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (UNCHE) Meets at Stockholm
In response to rising world concern about the conditions of man’s habitat, representatives of some 130 nations converged on Stockholm, Sweden, this month in an unprecedented meeting to seek ways to translate that concern into a global attack on the common perils menacing the environment. The two-week UN Conference on the Human Environment (5-6 June) has been called by the General Assembly with the aim of producing an international political consensus on ways of preserving and improving the environment for this and future generations. About 1,200 delegates, many of them high-level decision-makers in government, are in Stockholm for the session, which is the first world-wild UN gathering to take a comprehensive look at man’s surroundings.
A view of the new Parliament Building in Stockholm where some of the Conference meetings are being held.