Indonesia to host UN environment forum in Bali

Indonesia will host the 11th Special Session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Program/Global Ministerial Environment Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali between Feb. 20 and Feb. 26, says a government official.

Foreign Minister spokesman Soehardjono Sastromihardjo said that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will open the forum.

“Around 100 ministers and 1,200 participants of UN members, environmentalists and activists worldwide will take part in the event,” Soehardjono said in a statement as quoted by

Indonesia would raise ocean issues in the week-long talks to follow up the results in the World Ocean Conference, which was held in Manado, North Sulawesi last year, he added. (nkn)