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Proposal for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

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On September 5-8, 1990 local government officials from 43 nations gathered at the United Nations in New York to establish an international agency of local government called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Local Initiatives).  With support from local government organizations such as the national league of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors and their worldwide counterparts, Local Initiatives is governed by an Executive Committee of local government and environmental experts from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, ivory Coast, the United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, the Soviet Union, Turkey India, The Philippines, Australia, and elsewhere.  The agency is currently developing formal affiliations with the United Nations and the world’s preeminent organization of local governments, the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA).

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