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Mon 23/01/12
Rio+20, the UN’s 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development, will take place in Brazil from 20th – 22nd June.Rio+20 marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), and the 10th anniversary of...
Wed 18/01/12
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission are teaming up to help Malawi, Viet Nam and Zambia transition to a “climate-smart” approach to agriculture.The €5.3 million project announced today seeks to make...
Wed 11/01/12
October 2011 saw the launch of a new initiative at UNDP Armenia to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions within its own offices and also to promote green practices in the region.Following the example of UNDP’s Regional Centre in Bratislava, Armenia...
Mon 09/01/12
The results of their greenhouse gas emissions inventory for 2010 show that the UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava has achieved its goal of becoming carbon neutral.
Fri 06/01/12
2012 is the UN’s International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.  The UN will be using this opportunity to increase awareness of the 1.3 billion people without electricity and will work to introduce sustainable energy across the globe.
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.   
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