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Tue 05/12/17
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in our society. Over time, companies and organisations are becoming more and more aware of the fact that there is no alternative to sustainable development, which brings benefits not only to society...
Tue 07/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, launched 2 November, the UN generated 554kg of waste per capita in 2016. In terms of waste management, only 30% of the waste produced at UN facilities was repurposed (i.e....
Fri 03/11/17
The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, 6 – 17 November) is designed to increase climate action and foster sustainable development at all levels of society. The organizers of COP23 are walking the talk –the conference will be made...
Fri 03/11/17
The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, 6 – 17 November) is designed to increase climate action and foster sustainable development at all levels of society. The organizers of COP23 are walking the talk –the conference will be made...
Thu 02/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, released today, a record number of United Nations entities – 39 – were climate neutral for 2016.  The Greening the Blue report, the UN’s annual report on its environmental impacts...
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...