Welcome to the new CHEC website. This site is still in the development stage as we are hoping to deliver an up to date information portal for CHEC's members and human ecology followers.
genesis of CHEC was in an industrial relations experiment from 1945
onwards linking human health well-being and a productive pattern of
living. The principles established were incorporated into new
national legislation for primary and secondary industries in Britain
and New Zealand. A community health/agroeconomic/social
ecological group embracing 37 disciplines formulated a framework for a
Commonwealth wide human ecology pilot project. From this
beginning the story of CHEC has unfolded over the years, influencing
the need for a holistic approach in al development objectives.
CHEC chapters exist in many Commonwealth countries.
2003 the founder and Executive Vice-Chair of CHEC Mrs. Zena Daysh was
presented with the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award by the UK
Secretary of State for International Development, Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn.
|The UN gives recognition to HUMAN ECOLOGY
the 13th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development at theUN
in New York (18-22 April 2005), a daily publication was madeavailable
for all delegates and participants. It highlighted many ofthe key
problems and debates in trying to obtain global action onpromoting
sustainable development. It also drew attention to some of themain
people leading global integrated action for sustainable development.
The Friday 22nd April edition summarises some of the keypoints from the
previous days and provides a feature on pages 10 & 11 onCHEC's
founding member and Executive Vice-Chairperson, Mrs Zena Daysh CNZM
|CHOGM - Commonwealth Human Ecology Forum 21st - 23rd November 2005
Old University, St Paul?s Street, Valletta, Malta
Human Ecology Forum was held 21-23 November 2005 in Valletta,
Malta, organised by the Commonwealth Human Ecology Council in
partnership with Malta?s Foundation for International Studies.
event has been part of a series of pre-CHOGM biennial events organised
regularly by CHEC since 1997. It occurs immediately before the Heads of
Government meet in Malta on 25th-27th November 2005. It provides an
excellent opportunity for interactions between elected members of
governments, professionals, public servants, scientists and NGO and
Civil Society representatives.
|Annual Report 2004 and CHEC Points 28
Commonwealth Human Ecology Council is pleased to publish CHEC?s Annual
Report 2004. The report is confined to that calendar year.
For more recent developments, please view CHEC?s newly published
newsletter, CHEC Points 28.
Laureate, Prof. Wangari Maathai, MP and Assistant Minister of
Environment and National Resources, Kenya and Mrs. Zena Daysh CNZM
discuss the World Human Ecology Convention, proposed by CHEC's Honorary
President, Hon. Dr. L. M. Singhvi, MP Upper House, New Delhi, India.