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Tue 11/08/15
UN staff have been coming together and getting their hands dirty in Brazil, with compost at the top of the agenda. The UN Green Group and Instituto de Permacultura in Brazil (IPOEMA) recently held a workshop on urban gardening and composting, based...
Thu 06/08/15
Over the last three years the One UN Rwanda mission has been pushing forward efforts to reduce the environmental impact of all agencies in the country. Under the banner of the global Greening the Blue initiative, the Rwanda office developed its...
Tue 04/08/15
Member States answered the call to make 2015 a year of global action by agreeing on a “bold, ambitious and transformative” sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
Wed 29/07/15
The UN recently took another step forward on it's journey towards climate neutrality with the announcement that UNAIDS has offset its emissions for 2012 and 2013 making it climate neutral. UNAIDS has been implementing the UN Climate Neutral Strategy...
Tue 21/07/15
Dancing dragons and beating drums welcomed the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he inaugurated the first green certified UN House in Viet Nam earlier this year. This was an auspicious opening for the much anticipated Green One UN House in Ha Noi...
Tue 14/07/15
This year, the annual Geneva “Bike to work” initiative, launched by PRO VELO Switzerland to promote cycling, was spread out over two months, May and June. The popularity of the event continued to grow with 1,665 companies registering in 2015 (...
Mon 06/07/15
Staff at the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon went out of their way to celebrate World Environment Day this year. The focus of the day was healthy soil, in recognition of the fact that 2015 is the International Year of Soils.
Thu 18/06/15
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the papal encyclical released by Pope Francis which highlights that climate change is one of the principal challenges facing humanity, and that it is a moral issue requiring respectful dialogue with all...
Mon 15/06/15
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) signed a new Environmental Commitment Charter on the occasion of the World Environment Day on 5th June 2015. This is a key step towards improving the UN compound’s environmental sustainability and an...
Tue 26/05/15
World Environment Day 2015 is fast approaching and, as in previous years, Greening the Blue is running it's own campaign directed at UN staff, consultants and interns.
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