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Thu 05/07/12
WFP's logistics team in Chad plays a key role in keeping the truck and light vehicle fleet on the road so that food gets delivered where and when it is needed.  But maintaining vehicles in top shape has a down side - it creates lots of waste....
Tue 03/07/12
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly, awarded Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark for her “strong commitment and leadership in climate change and sustainable development” during a side-...
Fri 22/06/12
When sending a few pages to the printer, it is difficult to visualise how those few sheets of paper, when multiplied by all the staff at UNHQ in New York, can add up. The Department of Management at UNHQ is hosting an exhibit on the North Lawn which...
Mon 18/06/12
Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP, outlines the work that is underway to make the UN more sustainable in an article for the Rio+20 edition of the UN Chronicle. Here are the opening paragraphs"Reputation is a key asset for any organization,...
Tue 12/06/12
Between 20th - 22nd June world leaders will meet in Rio de Janerio for the second United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.  Twenty years on from the original conference, against a background of rising global populations and climate...
Wed 06/06/12
Over the last four months UN staff from around the world have been making pledges for World Environment Day.   So far over 400 people have signed up to more than 460 actions which will help to reduce their daily greenhouse gas emissions....
Fri 01/06/12
The staff at UNESCO are being encouraged to explore their inner film director by making short “greening” films on their cell phones and video cameras.Staff are being asked to submit 30 second – 1 minute video clips which raise awareness of how staff...
Thu 31/05/12
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director General of UNIDO and Chair of UN-Energy was in London, England last night to present the keynote address at the Ashden Awards – the world’s leading green energy prize. And staff from the Greening the Blue team were...
Thu 31/05/12
A fine example of Greening the Blue at the United Nations is the ISPS Secretariat's initative of 'PaperSmart' meetings at the United Nations. The simulation of which was successfully carried out in the General Assembly Hall on 18 May 2012. (UN...
Thu 17/05/12
UN staff are being invited to make a pledge in the run up to World Environment Day (5 June) 2012.
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