News

Tue 15/08/17
“Be the Change Week”, an initiative by the Department of Public Information to invite all staff to take the Sustainability Challenge, may have ended but the challenge continues! 
Wed 12/07/17
On July 6th, at the FAO Conference in Rome, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) launched its new Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strategy 2017-2020, which analyses the organization’s current environmental performance and...
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...
Thu 08/06/17
The week of June 5th saw UNHQ host the Ocean Conference in New York City, which coincided with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. UNHQ took this opportunity to ask conference attendees and UN staff in NYC to make a contribution to reduce...
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...
Tue 09/05/17
Ever wondered how you could eat sustainably while spoiling the palates of delegates during official workshops? Well, we have a little insight into a possible recipe for success…   UN Environment Asia and the Pacific, SIDA (Swedish...
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...
Thu 01/04/10
You would expect it to be green, and the International Environment House (IEH) doesn't disappoint. A recent USD 3.1 million retrofit has helped gain it the coveted MINERGIE certificate – a Swiss standard for building materials and energy efficiency...
Thu 01/04/10
A lot of paper has been saved since the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) introduced its electronic workflow system. The switchover has also saved staff from a seemingly ever growing burden of paperwork.