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Mon 16/09/13
Over the last two years power outages in Eritrea have been very erratic, thus adversely affecting the operations of the UN system in Eritrea. Though some UN agencies own standby generators, this has not helped to alleviate the problem. The reason is...
Wed 11/09/13
Young people aged between 6 – 14 years old are being invited to enter the 23rd International Children Painting Competition for a chance to win a global prize of US$ 2,000 with a fully paid trip for the winner and a chaperone to a UNEP event. 
Fri 16/08/13
The dust may be starting to settle after all the excitement of World Environment Day, but at FAO Headquarters in Rome long-term measures to reduce food waste are already showing promising results.
Tue 30/07/13
A record number of UN staff in Geneva signed up this year for the 2013 edition of "Bike to Work". The Swiss initiative, launched in 2006 to promote cycling in the corporate world, was particularly successful this year: 1,602 companies, including the...
Wed 17/07/13
In recent years UNFCCC have been implementing a number of paper-reduction initiatives as part of ongoing efforts to make climate talks more sustainable. The most recent meeting succeeded in reducing total paper usage by a staggering 72%.A total of 1...
Fri 12/07/13
The theme for World Environment Day this year was Think.Eat.Save - meaning reducing food waste and food loss. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), every year 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted. This is equivalent to the...
Mon 08/07/13
Celebrating the World Environment Day in MINUSTAH (United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti ) was an ideal opportunity to raise the environmental awareness of the Mission’s personnel, in particular about the recycling program implemented in the...
Fri 05/07/13
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon yesterday opened the new 'UN City' in Copenhagen. UN City is to be the new UN premises and aims to be 'a cutting-edge, environmentally friendly hub'. The building has been made possible through the investment and...
Fri 28/06/13
Greening the Blue’s raison d'être is to provide UN staff with all the necessary information, advice and tools they need to affect change within their own organization. That’s why we were absolutely delighted to receive a letter from the Uruguayan...
Wed 19/06/13
The UN has launched the fourth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN – the annual progress report on the UN’s journey towards climate neutrality. This report details the UN’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2011 and some of the activities...
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