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Tue 08/10/13
ITU marked this year’s European Mobility week by inviting staff to “go green” and stay healthy by changing their travel habits and exploring Geneva by bicycle.
Mon 30/09/13
 This story was written by the United Nations Information Service, Geneva. Builders engaged in the renovations of the Palais des Nations, home to the United Nations Office at Geneva, were surprised to discover dozens of nests belonging to a...
Mon 23/09/13
The WHO Green Group and UNAIDS Environmental Working Group will host a free screening of the film ‘DIVE!: Living off America’s Waste’, at 19h00 on Thursday 3 October in the Kofi A. Annan room at UNAIDS/WHO. This is the first in a series of enjoyable...
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...
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