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Mon 19/12/11
The United Nations today launched the Decade on Biodiversity with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging humanity to live in harmony with nature and to preserve and properly manage its riches for the prosperity of current and future generations. “...
Thu 15/12/11
Less than one percent of rural communes in Mali have electricity. But in Sirakorola, the administrative centre of a commune located 120 kilometers outside the capital city of Bamako, solar power is synonymous with economic boom."Ever since we had...
Wed 14/12/11
A new United Nations mobile telephone application released today helps users calculate their carbon footprint, visualize its equivalent in a particular ecosystem, and learn new ways in which they can reduce their emissions through specific actions....
Fri 09/12/11
Saturday 10th December marks the 63rd Human Rights Day and events will be taking place all over the world to mark the occasion. However, a new report by UNEP demonstrates that Climate Change is playing a role in exacerbating Human Rights violations...
Mon 28/11/11
The Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) has introduced a state-of-the-art digital press and book binder which enables them to print on demand and reduce costs.   
Fri 25/11/11
A new report by UNEP has concluded that it is still technologically and economically feasible that by 2020 emissions could be cut sufficiently to keep the global temperature rise under 2 degrees C.  The study, Bridging the Emissions Gap, brings...
Mon 21/11/11
A report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that the world needs to prepare for an increase in storms, floods, droughts, heat waves and other extreme weather events.  Research shows that since 1950, extreme...
Wed 16/11/11
A new online course has been developed to provide training to professionals seeking to embed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) within their organization. The course, which has been developed by MHC International and UNITAR is aimed at...
Tue 15/11/11
An IMO-commissioned study shows that implementation of new energy efficiency measures for international shipping will lead to significant reductions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. 
Tue 08/11/11
31 Oct, 2011, Ha Noi: To mark this year’s UN Day, the UN in Viet Nam hosted a green picnic for nearly 600 staff, family and friends. Green booths with environmental quizzes and vegetarian meal options were some of the activities featured during the...
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