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Title: Nepal Environmental Health Action Plan 2011
Authors: Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC)
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Keywords: Environmental Health
Description: The fundamental link between environmental protection and economic development was first recognized in the 1972 Declaration of the UN conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Declaration). It has focused world-wide attention on the environmental hazards that threaten human beings. WHO compiled a wide –ranging survey of environmental hazards to human health. Numerous documents have developed the concepts in the Stockholm Declaration into strategies for managing the serious environmental problems facing the international community. After 20 years, in June 1992, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) was held in Rio de Janerio. It came up with declaration of Principles on Environment and development and an agenda for change during the 21st century, referred to as Agenda 21. Chapter 6 of Agenda 21 deals with sustainable development and health. Agenda 21 acknowledges the dependence of human health on a healthy environment. It requires all countries to have programs to identify environmental health hazards and to reduce the risks. It has been used as a priority-setting tool for the policies of many international agencies and countries. In response to Agenda 21, Government of Nepal prepared the Nepal Environmental Policy and Action Plan (NEPAP)-1993 which was endorsed by the Environmental Protection Council, was the first program to comprehensively articulate the environmental polices of Nepal.
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: World Health Organization (WHO)
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