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Tue 01/04/14
The effects of climate change are already occurring in all continents and across the oceans, and the world, for the most part, is ill-prepared for their risks, says a United Nations report issued today, which also warns that while action can be...
Wed 26/03/14
In new estimates released yesterday, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air...
Thu 13/03/14
This story first appeared on: http://www.un.org.me/news/942/127/UN-AGENCIES-UNDER-ONE-ROOF-IN-MONTENEGRO President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson officially opened the UN Eco building, the first of its...
Thu 06/03/14
Blessing Ezeibe-Nweke, head of administration of Ethiopia's Country Office (CO), was reviewing Ethiopia's latest greenhouse gas footprints when she noticed a conspicuous trend – carbon emissions were on the rise. When Blessing told country director...
Thu 27/02/14
The United Nations today released details of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2012 in the 5th annual edition of the publication - Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN. The report provides details on the emissions from 64 UN system organizations...
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...
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