Noel Brown has earned an international reputation as an 'Environmental Diplomat.'
For over two decades he represented the United Nations Environment Program at
many major international negotiations and conferences on environmental and sustainable
development issues, including at the Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio. As Director
of the United Nations Environment Program, Dr. Brown encouraged and sponsored
a group of young people working with Peace Child International to write the international
best-selling Rescue Mission Planet Earth, a children's edition of Agenda 21, the
official document created at the Earth Summit. His deep spiritual convictions
led him introduce the Environmental Sabbath Programme at the UN, which is now
celebrated by thousands of religious congregations throughout the world on World
Environment Day. Recognizing the importance of bringing the corporate community
into the process of helping to solve the world's environmental problems, Dr. Brown
helped initiate the first global conference on industry and the environment. After
leaving his position as Director of the United Nations Environment Program, Dr.
Brown has worked with many environmental and educational organizations and is
currently the President of Friends of the United Nations and Vice Chair of the
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations. In 1998 Noel Brown was honored
with the World Academy of Arts and Science Distinguished Public Service award
for his lifetime commitment to environmental sustainability.