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Mr. Tore Brevik (Norway)

Tore is the Special Representative of United Nations Environment Programme

Tore is the Special Representative for Sport and Environment, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP. He Initiated UNEP’s Sport and Environment Outreach in 1992. He is Member, Commission for Sport and Environment, The International Olympic Committee, IOC since 1996 and Advisor, Global Sports Alliance, Japan. He is a member of the organizing committee in Norway for UNEP’s International Children’s Conference on the Environment in Stavanger 2008. He is a Board Member, The Environment Fund and was UNEP’s Spokesman/Director, Communications and Public Information (1988-2002). He was Director, United Nations Information Centre, UNIC, Nairobi, covering Kenya, The Seychelles and Uganda (1995-2002). He was Member, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace (2002-2003). He was Chairman, Joint United Nations Information Committee, JUNIC (2000-2002). He was a member of the working party on Education, Awareness Raising and Training, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, UNCED, Rio de Janeiro (1992). He was Trustee, Television Trust for the Environment, TVE (1989-2002) and Director of Information, Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, working closely with UNHCR and UNRWA (1981-1988). He was Acting Chief and Deputy Chief of Information, Norwegian Agency for International Development, NORAD (1967-1988) and Founding member of Inter Press Service, IPS Norway. He was Development Attaché/Assistant Resident Representative, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Dar es Salaam (1974-1976) and served as Welfare and Press Officer with the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces in The Middle East, UNEF (1963 and 1965). Tore has travelled widely, written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines. He has produced films and TV-programmes and started a UN “edutainment” soap opera for broadcast in Africa. He is an experienced photographer and has won international awards. Tore initiated and was responsible for UNEP’s International Photographic Competitions on the Environment: “Focus on your World” (1991-92,1994-95 and 1999-2000).