Fri 28/10/11
Since the 1990s, about 200 to 300 sheep are invited every year to graze on the 68,000 square metres of grassland surrounding the sprawling Palais des Nations in October and November.The sheep are made available by a local farmer from a village...
Wed 13/07/11
Once again, staff at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) participated in the Swiss nationwide “Bike to Work” initiative. The programme, which has existed in Switzerland since 2006, encourages participants to cycle at least part of the route...
Mon 20/12/10
Global environmental problems sometimes appear to be beyond our control as individuals. The reality is that UN staff can contribute a lot in their day-to-day lives to building a more sustainable world – beginning in their own organizations.
Mon 20/12/10
In the spirit of Greening the UN, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has installed bicycles at its Geneva headquarters to facilitate the commuting of staff.
Tue 14/12/10
As part of efforts of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) to have sustainable practices adopted throughout its publishing operations, the Publishing Service of the Division of Conference Management (DCM) of the UN...
Thu 22/07/10
Beth Pe’Och from UNOG has written an article in UN Special about office plants and their value to our well-being.She cites several pieces of research and reports which highlight the positive impacts that indoor plants can have on health, in reducing...
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