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Tue 05/11/19
The UN General Assembly (A/RES/72/219) has endorsed the Secretary-General’s plan to integrate sustainable development practices into Secretariat-wide operations and facilities management. With this in mind, the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON...
Wed 26/06/19
This year's theme of World Environment Day - Air Pollution - was observed at the UN Gigiri Compound in Nairobi on 7 June 2019 (5 June being a public holiday in Kenya to celebrate the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan).
Thu 01/11/18
Solid Waste Management in Nairobi, Kenya for World Habitat Day   On the UN compound in Nairobi one employee generates more than 200 kilograms of waste every year. An empty ballpoint pen, a used teabag, an old notepad – they all end up in our...
Mon 15/05/17
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...
Mon 07/03/11
When the United Nations outgrew the office accommodation at its 140-acre Gigiri compound in Nairobi, it was clear that any new building had to meet several challenges head-on. It needed to be energy and water efficient, to reduce and recycle, and to...
Thu 01/04/10
The newest addition to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) should be a real showcase of sustainability. Destined to host the global headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN-Habitat, it has the distinction of...
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