News

Wed 02/06/10
Today, 4 June 2010, marks the official launch of Greening the Blue.  And to celebrate we're premiering a new animation showing UN staff how easy it is for us all to play our part in making the UN more sustainable. The two-minute film...
Mon 03/05/10
World Environment Day (WED) 2010 aims to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action ever. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide...
Mon 26/04/10
So how will the United Nations celebrate World Environment Day? This year the UN will use WED (Saturday, 5 June 2010) to highlight the progress that’s been made internally to move the UN-family towards greater sustainability, whilst also pushing for...
Wed 31/03/10
The United Nations is getting a grip on the greenhouse gases (GHG) it generates. In an unprecedented joint effort, the whole UN system has compiled an inventory of its annual emissions. The total – the equivalent of 1.7 million tonnes of carbon...
Wed 31/03/10
Embracing the challenge of going climate neutral, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has had to be willing to make some major changes. But major changes cannot be made without the buy-in of management and staff. That's why UNEP's work...
Wed 31/03/10
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is engaged in a drive to make its travel policies more sustainable and reduce their climate footprint. Several of the steps it has taken on this front date back to 2006, and it continues to look for more...
Wed 31/03/10
Operating on only a small budget, an easily replicated 'green' awareness-raising initiative at the UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) could serve as a showcase for the entire UN system.
Wed 31/03/10
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. 
Wed 31/03/10
Many of the staff based at the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) don't actually have to be there to do their jobs effectively. Thanks to UNOV's Mobile Office project, they can access all their office facilities, at any time, from wherever they...
Wed 31/03/10
 A lot of the UN's work is done through conferences, and they're obviously meant to have an impact. Their environmental impacts, on the other hand, are rightly under critical scrutiny. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has made it a...