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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.
Wed 16/05/12
UNHQ is marking the International Year of Sustainability Energy for All in style.  As of May 2012, the vast bulk of electricity used at UNHQ in New York will be powered by renewable energy.
Tue 01/05/12
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has today released the findings of a two-year analysis of how peacekeeping missions around the world affect, and are affected by, natural resources and the broader environment.
Mon 23/04/12
The UN today launched its third annual ‘Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN’ report, detailing the UN’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2010 and it’s ongoing efforts to measure and reduce them.   
Mon 16/04/12
A new report published by the Broadband Commission and supported by ITU and UNESCO has drawn attention to the important role of technology in achieving a low carbon future.
Tue 03/04/12
At 8.30pm on Saturday 31st March people all over the world turned out their lights as an act of symbolism to show what can be achieved when people come together to raise awareness of and tackle climate change.  This year’s Earth Hour is...
Fri 30/03/12
The UN will once again turn off its lights at Headquarters this Saturday, 31 March to mark Earth Hour, affording staff members at least an hour to consider new ways they can do things more sustainably, at home or in the office.  
Tue 20/03/12
Audio and video conferencing are often seen as ‘second- best' alternatives to meeting face to face, but when the WFP Ombudsman's office needed to reach staff in more than 30 countries to raise awareness on conflict and dispute resolution, there was...
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