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 16/12/10
Greening the Blue’s latest on-line poll asked if all UN staff should receive mandatory training on in-house sustainability practices. Exactly 275 votes were cast, and the results reveal that a huge majority - 95% - supports the idea of mandatory...
Tue 14/12/10
As part of efforts of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) to have sustainable practices adopted throughout its publishing operations, the Publishing Service of the Division of Conference Management (DCM) of the UN...
Mon 29/11/10
The UNDP’s project is Cyprus has become a model for embedding sustainability into both programmes and day-to-day operations. And as active supporters of Greening the Blue, they are keen to share their story with other UN colleagues around the world.
Wed 24/11/10
Representatives from across the UN have come together for two-day meeting to agree the next steps in making the UN more sustainable.The 3rd meeting of the Issue Management Group on Sustainability Management took place in New York at the end of...
Wed 24/11/10
A new website launched by the World Bank shows that efforts to reduce its environmental footprint have succeeded in achieving major reductions in the institution’s resource consumption. Greenhouse gas emissions from the multilateral development bank...
Thu 11/11/10
Happy 20th Birthday to the Human Development Report! Drawing on the vision of Mahbub ul Haq and the work of Amartya Sen, the first Human Development Report was published by UNDP in 1990 and opened with the premise that “people are the real wealth of...
Wed 10/11/10
As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.
Mon 11/10/10
We are delighted to announce the launch of Greening the Blue’s animation with Spanish subtitles. The animation features Flip and Norma as they do their best to create a more sustainable United Nations. Feel free to share the animation with your...
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