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Tue 20/06/17
In 2015 the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) procured around 700 million male condoms which have efficiently protected people against HIV aid and, in conjunction with other forms of contraception, have helped to avert 12.3 million unintended...
Tue 13/06/17
  Monday 5th June was World Environment Day, and what a day it was. This year’s celebrations saw a whole host of activities all around the world, including lots of announcements and events, including the launch of the new greening strategy for...
Tue 06/06/17
  The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was established in 2007 as the first joint peacekeeping mission to be run by both the United Nations (UN) and the African Union. Its mandate is to bring peace and stability to the...
Thu 01/06/17
Thousands of Syrian families will now be able to light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. 
Mon 10/04/17
The UN assistance mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, has found a clever way to turn waste vehicle oil into heating fuel. Not only does this tackle the environmental issues relating to the disposal of used oil, it also improves working conditions for...
Wed 22/02/17
“Humanitarian response, sustainable development, and sustaining peace are three sides of the same triangle” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aims to mainstream environmental management across its...
Fri 29/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] After an innovative procurement process, FAO has upgraded nearly all corridor lighting around the headquarters buildings. This project will save the Organization approximately USD 71,000 per year and...
Fri 08/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] 2016 has begun under the sign of corporate environmental responsibility for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thu 30/06/16
The UNDP office in the city of Bukavu now generates all the electricity it needs via a solar-powered system. A total of 105 solar panels feed 96 batteries which produce 4.5Mwh – enough to power the entire building. The system, which has an expected...
Mon 30/03/15
The United Nations went dark on Saturday evening as the Organization shut off the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in New York and other facilities around the world in observance of 'Earth Hour,' an annual global event raising awareness...