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  Mostafa Kamal Tolba  
   
 
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Mostafa Kamal Tolba (1922- ) joined UNEP as deputy executive director in 1973 and served as its executive director (1976-92). He is professor emeritus of the Faculty of Science at Cairo University, president of the International Center for Environment and Development and ECOPAST, chairman of the Egyptian Consultants for Environment and Development, and alternate member of the Executive Board of UNESCO. He was born in Egypt and educated at Imperial College, London and Cairo University. He has written extensively on the environment, and his most recent book is Global Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating Environmental Agreements for the World, 1972-1992.

 

 
   
 
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