Wed 18/07/18
Each year, a staggering 8 million tons of plastic waste enters the world’s oceans. By 2050, it is estimated that oceans will contain more plastic by weight than fish. To be part of the solution to this problem, the United Nations Office at Geneva (...
Sun 14/05/17
World Environment Day is about more than just thinking about the relationship between humankind and nature. It’s about actually getting outdoors and experiencing what our surrounding environment has to offer us - immersing ourselves in the natural...
Thu 10/04/14
Meat was off the menu at UNOG last month in order to promote an international initiative which has not only environmental benefits but health ones too. For the International Day without Meat and in the context of the Greening the Blue, all...
Fri 04/04/14
UN staff, diplomats and citizens of Geneva gathered at Palais des Nations on 21 March, the International Day of Forests, for a dance performance advocating the linkages between sustainable fashion and sustainable forest management.
Wed 20/03/13
20 March 2013 marks the International Day without meat. A day when everyone is encourage to experiment with a diet without meat.  UNOG decided to participate this year as part of it’s environmental policy, in order to raise awareness among all...
Mon 20/12/10
Global environmental problems sometimes appear to be beyond our control as individuals. The reality is that UN staff can contribute a lot in their day-to-day lives to building a more sustainable world – beginning in their own organizations.
Mon 20/12/10
In the spirit of Greening the UN, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has installed bicycles at its Geneva headquarters to facilitate the commuting of staff.
Thu 22/07/10
Beth Pe’Och from UNOG has written an article in UN Special about office plants and their value to our well-being.She cites several pieces of research and reports which highlight the positive impacts that indoor plants can have on health, in reducing...