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Commemorating 25 Years of Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) - Achievements and Way Forward

The Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level (APELL) Programme was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme in 1986 in response to a series of major industrial accidents that resulted in serious adverse impacts on local communities and the environment.

The main purpose of APELL is to save lives and minimise adverse impacts on health, property and the environment. Over the years, APELL has been empowering communities worldwide by reducing their vulnerability to industrial accidents and natural disasters, and improving local emergency preparedness efforts.

This publication has been developed to capture both the main achievements of UNEPís APELL Programme over the past 25 years, as well as the outcomes of the Global APELL 25th Anniversary Forum that was held in Beijing, China on 15-18 November 2011.


Language: English
Publication date: June 2012
Programme: Safer Production
Pages: 40