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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...
Thu 01/04/10
Over the period of a few months in autumn 2008, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) drafted its 2009/10 Climate Neutral Policy, completed a first inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, set measurable emissions-reduction...
Thu 01/04/10
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world, often in some of the...
Thu 01/04/10
The United Nations system in China teamed up with China Bicycle Association (CBA) and other partners to promote an environmentally-friendly transport mode with a cycling event around the Sanlitun area in Beijing today. During the event, Giant...
Thu 01/04/10
Over the last two years power outages in Eritrea have been very erratic, thus adversely affecting the operations of the UN system in Eritrea. Though some UN agencies own standby generators, this has not helped to alleviate the problem. The reason is...
Thu 01/04/10
As part of IFAD’s greening efforts, the Administrative Services Division has initiated various activities, such as reducing plastic and paper consumption, enhancing waste management, carpooling and a monthly IFAD Bike to work day (in collaboration...
Thu 01/04/10
WFP's Armenia office had a dilemma; their ageing, inefficient air conditioning system needed replacing. On offer were a cheap unit that uses the coolant Freon, which causes holes in the Ozone layer of the Earth's atmosphere, or a more expensive unit...
Thu 01/04/10
Environmental issues such as competition for dwindling or lucrative resources often lie at the heart of conflict. Conflict in turn can devastate habitats, making recovery to sustainable peace a hard road. Recently, peacekeeping mandates have begun...
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