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Tue 24/06/14
The first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme is now officially underway at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. The session will run from 23 - 27 June and is attended by more than 1,200...
Thu 06/03/14
Blessing Ezeibe-Nweke, head of administration of Ethiopia's Country Office (CO), was reviewing Ethiopia's latest greenhouse gas footprints when she noticed a conspicuous trend – carbon emissions were on the rise. When Blessing told country director...
Wed 12/02/14
As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to a Climate Summit in...
Mon 04/11/13
MINUSTAH makes the environment one of its priorities. As in other Peace Keeping Missions, the Environmental Compliance Unit (ECU) works to reduce the adverse impact of the Mission on Haiti’s environment. To learn more, we met Michelet Boyer,...
Thu 14/02/13
The Issue Management Group on Environment Management had their tenth meeting in New York in January 2013. The meeting took place in the newly renovated Secretariat building and representatives from over 20 UN orgnaizations took part in the meeting...
Wed 13/02/13
What would a ‘sustainable’ United Nations look like? What would it feel like to work for such an organisation? And what are the barriers to bringing it about?These are just some of the questions that are investigated in a new report published today...
Wed 07/11/12
The following interview by Ruvan de Alwis and Rachel Miller with Isabella Marras, Coordinator, Sustainable United Nations (SUN) first appeared on UN Special. SUN is the UN facility behind Greening the Blue. What exactly is Sustainable United...
Mon 23/07/12
Remember that Pointer Sisters song from the 1980’s, “We’re so excited, we just can’t hide it”, the one that you used to do your aerobics classes to?  OK, many of you are probably not old enough, but for some it comes to mind now.
Tue 03/07/12
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly, awarded Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark for her “strong commitment and leadership in climate change and sustainable development” during a side-...
Mon 15/08/11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that sustainable development will remain his top priority during his second term as the head of the United Nations, saying that key challenges include achieving the global poverty reduction goals and...