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Sun 14/05/17
World Environment Day is about more than just thinking about the relationship between humankind and nature. It’s about actually getting outdoors and experiencing what our surrounding environment has to offer us - immersing ourselves in the natural...
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 (...
Wed 16/07/14
The United Nations Office at Geneva celebrated record levels of participation in this years ‘Bike to work’ campaign. The week long initiative saw 64 teams and a total of 240 participants taking part. This is an increase on 61 teams and 229...
Thu 10/04/14
Meat was off the menu at UNOG last month in order to promote an international initiative which has not only environmental benefits but health ones too. For the International Day without Meat and in the context of the Greening the Blue, all...
Fri 04/04/14
UN staff, diplomats and citizens of Geneva gathered at Palais des Nations on 21 March, the International Day of Forests, for a dance performance advocating the linkages between sustainable fashion and sustainable forest management.
Wed 22/01/14
With the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) saw the implementation of a new catering contract. Preparations for this tender started as early as 2012 with the objective of incorporating a number of green requirements and to...
Sun 29/09/13
 This story was written by the United Nations Information Service, Geneva. Builders engaged in the renovations of the Palais des Nations, home to the United Nations Office at Geneva, were surprised to discover dozens of nests belonging to a...
Tue 30/07/13
A record number of UN staff in Geneva signed up this year for the 2013 edition of "Bike to Work". The Swiss initiative, launched in 2006 to promote cycling in the corporate world, was particularly successful this year: 1,602 companies, including the...
Wed 20/03/13
20 March 2013 marks the International Day without meat. A day when everyone is encourage to experiment with a diet without meat.  UNOG decided to participate this year as part of it’s environmental policy, in order to raise awareness among all...
Thu 26/07/12
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) hit the road in June as part of the 2012 'Bike to work' campaign.  Record numbers of UNOG staff participated with 48 teams being formed from 178 participants.  By cycling to work each day...
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