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Wed 03/08/16
The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) announced today that its Global Service Centre (GSC) has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certification on environmental management.
Thu 18/06/15
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the papal encyclical released by Pope Francis which highlights that climate change is one of the principal challenges facing humanity, and that it is a moral issue requiring respectful dialogue with all...
Tue 30/09/14
UNFCCC has launched a new website www.climateneutralnow.org where individuals and businesses can pledge to go climate neutral by December 2015.Launching the website, Christiana Figueres Executive Secretary of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, has...
Tue 16/09/14
This article first appeared on www.un.org. More than 120 Heads of State and Government will be attending the one-day Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to generate political will toward a meaningful universal climate agreement in 2015...
Tue 24/06/14
The first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme is now officially underway at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. The session will run from 23 - 27 June and is attended by more than 1,200...
Thu 06/03/14
Blessing Ezeibe-Nweke, head of administration of Ethiopia's Country Office (CO), was reviewing Ethiopia's latest greenhouse gas footprints when she noticed a conspicuous trend – carbon emissions were on the rise. When Blessing told country director...
Wed 12/02/14
As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is inviting Heads of State and Government along with business, finance, civil society and local leaders to a Climate Summit in...
Mon 04/11/13
MINUSTAH makes the environment one of its priorities. As in other Peace Keeping Missions, the Environmental Compliance Unit (ECU) works to reduce the adverse impact of the Mission on Haiti’s environment. To learn more, we met Michelet Boyer,...
Thu 14/02/13
The Issue Management Group on Environment Management had their tenth meeting in New York in January 2013. The meeting took place in the newly renovated Secretariat building and representatives from over 20 UN orgnaizations took part in the meeting...
Wed 13/02/13
What would a ‘sustainable’ United Nations look like? What would it feel like to work for such an organisation? And what are the barriers to bringing it about?These are just some of the questions that are investigated in a new report published today...