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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...
Wed 27/11/13
UNOPS has recently launched a new UN Web Buy catalogue of photovoltaic (PV) power equipment and systems in another step towards helping the United Nations and its partners achieve climate neutrality. 
Mon 18/11/13
Back in July 2010, Greening the Blue reported on the first UN office to achieve LEED certification. We’ve now learned that the example set by UNEP’s Regional Office of North America (RONA) has been replicated across the rest of the building, which...
Mon 11/11/13
This story first appeared on the UN News Centre Biodegradable plates made from Colombian seeds, an online car-sharing scheme in Viet Nam, and sanitary pads made from banana waste are some of this year’s winners of a United Nations-backed award...
Mon 04/11/13
MINUSTAH makes the environment one of its priorities. As in other Peace Keeping Missions, the Environmental Compliance Unit (ECU) works to reduce the adverse impact of the Mission on Haiti’s environment. To learn more, we met Michelet Boyer,...
Mon 28/10/13
Fisher Brothers, the landlord of UNFPA HQ in New York has recently undergone a LEED certification process, with the result of a LEED Gold certification for existing buildings. The landlord implemented and achieved several sustainability measures at...
Mon 21/10/13
An Alliance of some of the world’s leading Health organizations are joining forces in collaboration with WHO to organize a one-day Climate and Health Summit in Warsaw, in parallel with COP19.  
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