On 11 February 2000, UNEP Executive Director announced that UNEP is in the process of opening an office in Moscow to facilitate closer cooperation with the Russian environmetnal authorities and to strengthen cooperation with the Russian Federation.
The main tasks of the Office include:
- Promotion of UNEP and its programmes in the Russian Federation by developing and strengthening cooperation with state executive and legislative bodies, non-governmental community, science and business sectors;
- Gathering and analysis of information on environmental and related political affairs and trends in Russia;
- Furthering collaboration with Moscow-based UN missions and those of other international organizations.
UNEP to Strengthen Cooperation with the Russian Federation UNEP News Release 11 February 2000
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