ICC receives award

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations has awarded the Inuit Circumpolar Conference Canada the inaugural Global Award for the Environment, 2002.

WANGO is an international organization for non-governmental organizations dedicated to world peace and global well-being.

With about 1,500 member organizations from more than 100 countries, the award is being made to ICC in acknowledgment of its work toward the recently signed global Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). This convention singles out the Arctic, the first such global convention to do so, in large part because of interventions by ICC.

The award will be presented to Shelia Watt-Cloutier, chair of ICC in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 19.

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