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NTC ADMIN. BROWNER ADDRESSES WOMEN AND THE ENVIR. CONFERENCE

Release Date: 11/8/94
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NTC ADMIN. BROWNER ADDRESSES WOMEN AND THE ENVIR. CONFERENCE

FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1994

EPA ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSES
WOMEN AND THE ENVIRONMENT CONFERENCE

MEDIA ADVISORY

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol M. Browner will be the keynote speaker at the final official preparatory conference leading to next year's United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in Oakland, Calif. at 12 noon.

The meeting, titled "Women: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally," is cosponsored by EPA, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State. It is the tenth U.S. meeting to be held in preparation for the 1995 United Nations conference, which will take place in Beijing, China.

Environmental problems and solutions that confront women around the world will be a special focus of the Oakland preparatory meeting. Browner will emphasize that the health and well-being of women is a foundation for healthy families, strong communities, and a clean environment.

The preparatory conference mission statement and agenda of speakers is attached.

WHO: Carol M. Browner

WHAT: United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15
12 noon Pacific time

WHERE: Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, Calif.

For more information, contact Paula Bruin, EPA Region 9 at 415-744- 1587.

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