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Fri 10/08/18
"If we want to protect forests and life on land, safeguard our oceans, create massive economic opportunities, prevent even more massive losses and improve the health and well-being of people and the planet, we have one simple option staring us in...
Wed 08/08/18
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) receives the gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association for the third time and remains the only UN organization to achieve this honour.
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 (...
Mon 16/07/18
This year’s theme for World Environment Day (WED) encouraged all of us to rethink our everyday choices.
Fri 29/06/18
The whole UN system came together to celebrate World Environment Day (WED) the first week of June, pledging to #BeatPlasticPollution. From installing water fountains to introducing a ban on all disposable catering items, UN organisations have been...
Wed 20/06/18
UNFCU released its 2017 Sustainability Report (PDF) last week, highlighting the strong progress it is making towards its 2020 sustainability goals. Among its eight goals, UNFCU maintained carbon neutrality even while increasing its membership,...
Tue 12/06/18
Last week, the United Nations in Nepal took a huge step forwards, towards a future of clean energy, with the installation of a solar-energy system at the UN House in the nation’s capital, Kathmandu. The new system, comprising of 426 photovoltaic (pv...
Tue 05/06/18
In recognition of the problems our planet and communities face as a result of the current plastic plague, the theme of World Environment Day (WED) 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution. The aim is to raise awareness of the problems caused by plastic...
Fri 01/06/18
The city of Goma, which lies along the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has for decades been a hub of humanitarian operations in response to conflicts and natural disasters in the region, including neighbouring Rwanda. The capital...
Tue 29/05/18
Tag: One game to unite people all over the world   This universal concept will be given an innovative twist for World Environment Day 2018. UN Environment is launching a global game of #BeatPlasticPollution Tag to showcase positive behaviour...
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