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United Nations Recognizes Top Women Environmental Leaders

Anita Roddick, Bette Midler and Bella Abzug were some of the twenty-five women recognized by the United Nations as world environmental leaders. On March 6th, the United Nations will host "Eyes on the Environment: 25 Women Leaders in Action" during which the women will receive the awards. Anita Roddick, CEO of The Body Shop, commented, "As leaders, weve got to lead by example. Thats why Im more than happy to be included in this collection of women leaders to mark the UNEP 25th Anniversary. Thats a quarter of a century of achievement and weve only just begun." Other leaders honored include scientists, journalists, a nun, a queen and a politician.

Media Resources: Reuters - March 3, 1997]