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Fri 30/05/14
On World Environment Day 2014, the United Nations Volunteers programme and the Environment Unit in the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) are calling on all Mission staff to hand in their...
Tue 27/05/14
Andy Cole, Climate Neutral Officer at the World Food Programme, explains the dramatic impact awareness raising efforts have had in reducing WFP’s greenhouse gas emissions and costs in Senegal, and outlines the steps necessary to running a successful...
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.
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...
Thu 09/01/14
They may not have won, but the two other finalists in the greening category of the 2013 edition of the UN 21 awards also deserve a mention.Modular Waste Water Treatment Plants in the fieldA milestone towards the greening of peacekeeping missions was...
Fri 03/01/14
The UN 21 Awards Programme was established in 1996 to celebrate the stories of staff who succeeded in introducing innovative ways of delivering UN system programmes and services. There are five categories of award: knowledge management, staff...
Thu 19/12/13
The UN Secretariat in New York has designed five posters under the banner of Greening the Blue that are now available for UN offices throughout the world to download, print and display in their premises.
Mon 23/09/13
The WHO Green Group and UNAIDS Environmental Working Group will host a free screening of the film ‘DIVE!: Living off America’s Waste’, at 19h00 on Thursday 3 October in the Kofi A. Annan room at UNAIDS/WHO. This is the first in a series of enjoyable...
Fri 12/07/13
The theme for World Environment Day this year was Think.Eat.Save - meaning reducing food waste and food loss. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the...