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Mon 06/08/12
The winners of the 2012 Greening the Blue Pledge-athon were announced today by the Greening the Blue team.  Each of the five winners, all of whom are UN staff, has made a pledge on the Greening the Blue website as part of the celebrations for...
Mon 30/07/12
On Friday night the United Kingdom welcomed the world to London and the 2012 Olympics with an impressive opening ceremony.
Thu 26/07/12
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) hit the road in June as part of the 2012 'Bike to work' campaign.  Record numbers of UNOG staff participated with 48 teams being formed from 178 participants.  By cycling to work each day...
Mon 23/07/12
Remember that Pointer Sisters song from the 1980’s, “We’re so excited, we just can’t hide it”, the one that you used to do your aerobics classes to?  OK, many of you are probably not old enough, but for some it comes to mind now.
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....
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