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Fri 11/03/11
Yesterday saw the 4th meeting of Issue Management Group (IMG) on Sustainability Management. The IMG includes representatives from most UN organizations and meets regularly to discuss implementation of the UN Climate Neutral Strategy and wider issues...
Mon 07/03/11
When the United Nations outgrew the office accommodation at its 140-acre Gigiri compound in Nairobi, it was clear that any new building had to meet several challenges head-on. It needed to be energy and water efficient, to reduce and recycle, and to...
Wed 02/03/11
The growing population of the planet (four fold in the past 100 years) is placing a strain on the ability of the world’s agricultural production to meet the nutritional needs of the entire global population. Rising food prices, increasing...
Wed 02/03/11
UN Peacekeeping has relaunched its website www.un.org/peacekeeping, which includes details of the approach taken by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support to sustainability.
Tue 22/02/11
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced that India will be the global host of World Environment Day 2011 (WED) on 5 June. This year's theme 'Forests: Nature at Your Service' underscores the intrinsic link between quality of...
Mon 21/02/11
The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today opened the UNEP 2011 Governing Council meeting in Nairobi and commited to make it a green meeting.
Mon 21/02/11
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Green Economy Report at its annual gathering of the world's environment ministers. The ground-breaking study outlines the public policy choices, urgent actions and investments needed to a global...
Thu 17/02/11
The third annual Global Model United Nations Conference organized by the United Nations Department of Public Information will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea from 10 - 14 August, 2011. The theme of the 2011 conference will be “Sustainable...
Mon 07/02/11
The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace, based in Japan, is inviting applications for the 2011 postgraduate programme, the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development, and Peace.
Thu 03/02/11
On Tuesday 2 February 2011 the UN International Year of Forests was officially launched. The aim of the year is to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests. Greening the Blue...
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