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Tue 13/03/12
The Palais des Nations was abuzz with activity for the 2011 Substantive Session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC publicized its work in 2011 with a wealth of initiatives including: a month-long, web-based forum on education...
Thu 08/03/12
Does it really matter which bin you put your paper cup in? And what happens to all the stuff in the composting bin anyway? FAO InTouch (the FAO in-house magazine) has been investigating... Each year the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO...
Thu 08/03/12
Did you know that 250 kg of recycled plastic bottle caps can mean a wheelchair for a disabled person in Kosovo? Nor did we. But that's why staff at the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and students from the American University of Kosovo (AUK...
Tue 28/02/12
Today sees the launch of the new inititive designed to inspire all UN staff, consultants and interns to make a small change to their lives and working habits.Greening the Blue – the campaign to make the UN more sustainable in its operations - is...
Mon 20/02/12
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has partnered with religious institutions to provide solar panels that will power much-needed electricity to schools as well as promote the use of renewable energy. The first solar panels...
Mon 13/02/12
The UN Desktop Computer Wallpaper Design Competition was launched on 9 February. The competition, to design a wallpaper background (the picture you see behind all your desktop icons), is open to all staff of the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, funds...
Wed 08/02/12
On 23 January 2012, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) launched a new initiative which is a further step in our efforts towards "Greening the UN". Specially designed coffee mugs with the "Act now!" logo were made available for sale at cost...
Wed 08/02/12
Greening the Blue (GtB) now hosts a series of two-page summaries making it easier for staff to access information on how they can help to embed sustainability within the UN system. The summary reports have been created to distil valuable information...
Thu 02/02/12
UNHQ in New York is advancing global efforts to reduce the UN system’s footprint. The Department of Management is pleased to announce that a new contract for the provision of environmentally friendly photocopy paper has been implemented by the...
Thu 02/02/12
Recent visitors to the UN in New York can hardly have failed to notice the huge (10 meter diameter) green balloon outside the main building last week. The balloon, which represents 1 tonne of CO2, was installed to raise awareness of our individual...
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