Useful links

Useful links

Governmental agencies

World Health Organization (WHO)

- Children’s health and the environment
- Fourth Ministerial Conference on Children’s Environment and Health, Budapest 2004
- European Environment and Health Committee
- European Network of Health Promoting Schools
- Healthy Environments for Children (global)
- The European Health Report 2005

International Centre for Cancer Research (IARC)

An agency of the World Health Organization, IARC provides an automated childhood cancer information system.

United Nations

- United National General Assembly Special Session on Children, May 2002
- World Summit on Sustainable Development, September 2002

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

- Water Convention - Protocol on Water and Health
- Fifth Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe”, Ukraine 2003


- Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 1989
- State of the World’s Children, 2003 contains figures on infant and child mortality rates and percentage of population using improved drinking water sources 2000

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

- Human Development Report 2005, provides many useful statistics by country

United Nations Environment Programme

- Tunza youth network

European Environment Agency

- Children’s health and environment: A review of evidence
- Children in their environment: vulnerable, valuable and at risk
- Late lessons from early warnings: The precautionary principle 1896-2000

European Commission

- Environment and Health Plan (SCALE)


- Environment Strategy for Countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
- Environment Directorate

Non-governmental groups

- Health & Environment Alliance
- European Eco-Forum
- Green 10 European environmental groups
- Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), US
- Children’s Environmental Health Network, US
- Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s health and Environment (PINCHE)
- Oregon Environmental Council, US, Tiny Footprints website