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2017-05-23 00:00
To mark the start of a series of profiles on UN sustainable procurement champions, Greening the Blue met with Patricia Moser, Director of the Procurement Group at UNOPS, to find out more about the UN's approach to sustainable procurements. Here's...
2017-05-15 00:00
World Environment Day is about more than just thinking about the relationship between humankind and nature. It’s about actually getting outdoors and experiencing what our surrounding environment has to offer us - immersing ourselves in the natural...
2017-05-15 00:00
World Environment Day is about more than just thinking about the relationship between humankind and nature. It’s about actually getting outdoors and experiencing what our surrounding environment has to offer us - immersing ourselves in the natural...
2017-05-09 11:00
Ever wondered how you could eat sustainably while spoiling the palates of delegates during official workshops? Well, we have a little insight into a possible recipe for success…   UN Environment Asia and the Pacific, SIDA (Swedish...
2017-05-02 10:30
It’s just over one month (34 days in fact) until we get to celebrate one of our favourite days of the UN calendar - World Environment Day! This year’s theme, Connecting People to Nature, encourages us to get outdoors and explore nature, appreciating...
2017-04-10 09:29
The UN assistance mission in Afghanistan, UNAMA, has found a clever way to turn waste vehicle oil into heating fuel. Not only does this tackle the environmental issues relating to the disposal of used oil, it also improves working conditions for...
2017-03-09 01:00
International Women's Day is celebrated globally every year on 8 March. This year's theme focused on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.  This day is not only about women though, it’s about equal recognition for equal...
2017-02-22 10:36
“Humanitarian response, sustainable development, and sustaining peace are three sides of the same triangle” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) aims to mainstream environmental management across its...
2017-01-20 01:00
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the UN to tackle climate change by measuring and reducing emissions, and offsetting any emissions that cannot be reduced. UNOPS has made a firm commitment to excel in this effort. In 2015, UNOPS...
2016-12-16 15:55
A year after the international community came together in Paris to adopt the historic climate agreement, committing all nations to limit their greenhouse gas emissions, UNDP continues to demonstrate its leadership in the fight against climate change...