This year the Fourth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, The Future For Our Children will take place in Budapest, 23. – 25. June 04. 110 Health and environment ministers from the 52 countries of the WHO European Region will meet to adopt a Children’s Environment and Health Action Plan and a Ministerial Declaration. .
WECF is the official representative of the environmental organisations, having been elected as chair of the European Eco-Forum Health and Environment Issue Group (www.eco-forum.org). WECF’s director will give in name of the environmental NGOs an intervention to the ministers on June 23rd at 15:00.
Alongside the ministerial event, the 2nd Healthy Planet Forum will provide a platform for civil society to highlight their concerns, showcase their innovative projects and activities, and comment on the decisions being taken by ministers. WECF is co-organiser and one of the sponsors of the parallel NGO conference “Healthy Planet Forum“, see the programme. 250 organisations from NGOs and civil society have registered for the Healthy Planet Forum. A programme is available on the Healthy Planet Forum website.
WECF is also together with EPHA (www.epha.org) the organiser of the “Roundtable Debate between Ministers and NGOs” which will take place on the 24th from 16:00-18:00 hours.
WECF and EPHA organised a preparartory NGO meeting in December 2003 in Brussels where a ‘Statement’ was prepared (download).