In addition to ISO, The Kids' ISO
14000 Programme receives practical support from the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the United Nations University
(which has cooperated since the launch of the programme).
It has received expressions of support from
the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) and the Japanese Environment
Support has come from a number of Japanese
business organizations and the Japanese operations of multinational
Launched in Japan in 2000, the programme is
now on its way to becoming an international one. By December 2003,
schools or other organizations (including ISO national member institutes)
from many countries were preparing to, or expressing strong interest
in, implementing or supporting the programme.