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Mon 15/08/11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that sustainable development will remain his top priority during his second term as the head of the United Nations, saying that key challenges include achieving the global poverty reduction goals and...
Fri 12/08/11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on student leaders gathered at a United Nations forum in the Republic of Korea to make a difference and actively engage in tackling global challenges such as defeating poverty and creating a more...
Thu 04/08/11
  The UN Secretary-General presented the Department of Field Support (DFS) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the UN21 Award for Moving Towards Climate Neutrality, during a ceremony at the Dag Hammarskjöld Library...
Tue 02/08/11
The World Bank has arranged its own Bike to Work Day as a part of Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s greater ride-to-work event. The initiative proved a great success with over 40 bankers taking part. As Karen Azeez, a Junior Professional...
Thu 21/07/11
Freshen up your desktop with photographs from Greening the Blue’s photo competition. Wallpapers showcasing the winner photo and the runner-ups are now available for download in various screen resolutions. Five stunning new A3 posters, in both black...
Fri 15/07/11
The World Bank has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold Certification for two of its Washington office buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Wed 13/07/11
Once again, staff at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) participated in the Swiss nationwide “Bike to Work” initiative. The programme, which has existed in Switzerland since 2006, encourages participants to cycle at least part of the route...
Tue 12/07/11
Honour Nelson Mandela Day on Monday 18 July by devoting 67 minutes of your time to helping others. Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. By donating 67 minutes you can make a small gesture of solidarity with...
Sun 05/06/11
A team from Cyprus have been announced as the winners of 2011 Greening the Blue Photo Competition which has been run in collaboration with the UN Photographic Society to celebrate World Environment Day 2011. The winning entry, which shows a group of...
Tue 31/05/11
It has been nearly a year since Greening the Blue, the one-stop shop for UN staff with an interest in creating a more sustainable UN, was launched on World Environment Day. Over the past year the focus has been on creating awareness of the...
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