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Wed 19/02/14
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has overcome several logistical challenges to enable access to drinking water in the north of the country.
Wed 12/02/14
As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to a Climate Summit in...
Wed 05/02/14
The new headquarters of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany, has seen a 60% reduction in its electricity consumption following extensive renovations.
Wed 29/01/14
UNOPS has been awarded the prestigious ISO 14001 certification, recognizing the organization’s commitment to protecting the environment when managing construction sites. UNOPS implements a wide range of development projects in some of the world’s...
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...
Wed 15/01/14
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is using its influence to ensure its suppliers are doing all they can to reduce their environmental footprint. 2013 saw the launch of UNFPA’s Green Procurement Strategy which introduces an environmental...
Thu 09/01/14
They may not have won, but the two other finalists in the greening category of the 2013 edition of the UN 21 awards also deserve a mention.Modular Waste Water Treatment Plants in the fieldA milestone towards the greening of peacekeeping missions was...
Fri 03/01/14
The UN 21 Awards Programme was established in 1996 to celebrate the stories of staff who succeeded in introducing innovative ways of delivering UN system programmes and services. There are five categories of award: knowledge management, staff...
Thu 19/12/13
The UN Secretariat in New York has designed five posters under the banner of Greening the Blue that are now available for UN offices throughout the world to download, print and display in their premises.
Wed 04/12/13
2013 was a year of recycle, reduce and reuse for staff at the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAORLC) in Santiago, Chile. In October their hard work was recognized with a ”Recycla E-WASTE 2013” award granted by a national...
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