Roles and Responsibilities

The IMG meets approximately two times a year (once face-to-face and once online). Each Focal Point represents their organization and inputs to the IMG. Focal Points are responsible for implementing related actions in their own organizations.

The IMG focuses on the implementation of the UN Climate Neutral Strategy, and is currently working on the following subjects:


IMG Terms of Reference

1st Meeting of the Issue Management Group on Sustainability Management
9-10 February 2010
Geneva, Palais de Nations, Salle XXVII
Distribution: IMG members


IMG Focal Points

Moving the UN system towards greater sustainability requires collective action. It is a prime opportunity for the UN system to act as one. Shared ideas, tools and experiences will cut investment costs and payback times, and make emissions reduction easier for each participating organization.



"Leading by example, UNOG has made sustainability a key operating principle."

Michael Møller, Director General, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)


"UN Women fully supports the climate-neutral initiative and is working actively to play our part in achieving its goals."

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women (UN WOMEN)


“Addressing climate change is a priority for UNAIDS not only in the way we operate but also in increasing our understanding of the implications climate change has on the AIDS epidemic and our response to it.”

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)


“Continued high resource consumption as well as a reliance on carbon-intensive and polluting technologies along with growing population pressures, threaten environmental sustainability and development outcomes as never before."

Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


“Climate change is a critical development challenge and an increasing threat to SMEs in developing countries… the ITC continues to pursue new approaches to mitigate emissions in every element of our operations.”

Arancha González, Executive Director, International Trade Centre (ITC)


“It is the vision of our Secretariat and the five sub-regional offices that we shall become climate-neutral by 2014.”

Abdoulie Janne, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

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