Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. Part 3, Economic and social questions. Chapter 6, Energy, natural resources and cartography
The conservation, development and use of natural resources and energy were considered by several United Nations bodies in 2002, including the World Summit on Sustainable Development. The Economic and Social Council, as recommended by the World Summit in its Plan of Implementation, terminated the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for Development and transferred its work to the Commission on Sustainable Development. Addressing the General Assembly in November, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) stated that the Agency continued to be dedicated to the achievement and promotion of a vision “Atoms For Peace”—the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation and the sharing of safe and secure nuclear technologies in peaceful applications that benefited humankind. In December, the General Assembly affirmed its confidence in IAEA's role in the application of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, noted the entry into force of the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, and urged all States to participate in the 2003 International Conference on the Safety of Transport of Radioactive Material. During 2002, preparations continued for the International Year of Freshwater, 2003, coordinated by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The body that had formerly coordinated the Year, the Administrative Committee on Coordination Subcommittee on Water Resources, ceased to exist on 31 December 2001. The Eighth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names recommended that the Ninth Conference be held in 2007 and that geographical names authorities worldwide present an activities report in 2007 on the promotion of minority group and indigenous geographical names. The Economic and Social Council accepted Japan's offer to host the Sixteenth United Nations Regional Cartographic Conference for Asia and the Pacific in 2003.
Yearbook of the United Nations, 2002. v. 56; Vol. 56
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