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Volume 9 October 2004
ISSN 1438-7890
 
African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management
Revue africaine de gestion et d’évaluation environnementales
 

CLIMBING THE WALL OF UNITY FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVES: A UNITED SYSTEM INEVITABLE FOR AFRICA

 

Nathaniel-Imeh Adebobola 

 
Initially, the United Nations was saddled with a number of lofty goals including; maintaining international peace and security, developing mutual relations among nations in view of the respect for the principle of equal rights, self-determination; achieving international cooperation by addressing humanitarian problems to encourage and promote respect for human rights. It assumed a position as the cynosure for countries to achieve the aforementioned lofty goals. Later, other goals were added including foreseeing global economy and the protection of the global environment. This article examines in broader scope the justification of a unified system of Environmental management in Africa and other third world nations in climbing the wall of unity. It gives an in-depth analysis of the Environmental priorities, sustainability in African context. This will goad our leaders to show more interest on issues bordering the African environment. This paper also attempts to give a comprehensive review of the antecedents in the African Environmental experience since the Stockholm environmental conference, Rio and US conferences. It is expected that these challenges and priorities require a solid response from a united system in Africa. This is because the Environmental challenges and priorities of the magnitude witnessed in Africa inevitably require unified solutions in climbing the wall of unity.
 
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