News

Fri 25/03/11
Tomorrow evening, at 8.30pm, lights will be go out across the world in celebration of Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce the impact our energy system...
Thu 24/03/11
UNESCO - the UN organization for education, science and culture - has launched some handy new guidance for staff on how to be green. The Staff Guide to Greening is available in French and English and is being communicated to all 5000 UNESCO...
Wed 23/03/11
UN.org - the main website for the UN system - today launched a new web-page on its sustainability performance. The new web-page, which is currently available in English and French, provides information on the UN Climate Neutral Strategy and...
Tue 22/03/11
There were plenty of books, clothes, shoes, DVD’s and CD’s, of course. But also a crash course in Italian for beginners, a home printer, original necklaces from the Gambia and a bright pink hula hoop. These are some of the items available at UNEP's...
Wed 02/03/11
UN Peacekeeping has relaunched its website www.un.org/peacekeeping, which includes details of the approach taken by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to sustainability.
Tue 22/02/11
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that India will be the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on 5 June. This year's theme 'Forests: Nature at Your Service' underscores the intrinsic link between quality of...
Thu 03/02/11
Greening the Blue was recently approached by an intern who spent the summer working at UNHQ and wanted to share her experiences. Intrigued, we asked her to write an article for the website. Here it is:Interning at the UNHQ and living in New York...
Tue 01/02/11
From London to Sydney, New York and Singapore, people across the world will be joining WWF on 26 March 2011 to switch off their lights. It’s a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth. And it’s an urgent message that we want to reduce...
Fri 28/01/11
Long shifts at the wheel on rutted tracks or through the mud are all in a day’s work for a WFP driver. Whether transporting staff or supplies in the field, trawling through city traffic, or crossing deserts to visit remote project sites, WFP’s...
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.