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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...
Fri 25/05/18
Nearly two weeks before World Environment Day, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund turned on its new solar power system as a green step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and making the office compound energy efficient. This change...
Tue 24/04/18
On April 22, IOM joined millions around the world to celebrate Earth Day and bring attention to the importance of environmental protection. Beyond supporting humane migration solutions, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is stepping up its...
Mon 23/04/18
Nature is essential to Madagascar’s identity. Mention the country and it will undoubtedly evoke discussions about its wildlife, natural richness or unique flora. Madagascar’s unique biodiversity is shaped by its origins: the prehistoric break-up of...
Mon 05/03/18
Greening the Blue has launched a new campaign designed to improve waste management practices in UN offices around the world.Mainstreaming sustainable resource management, including reforming our approach to waste management, is a cross-cutting issue...
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