Mon 23/07/12
Remember that Pointer Sisters song from the 1980’s, “We’re so excited, we just can’t hide it”, the one that you used to do your aerobics classes to?  OK, many of you are probably not old enough, but for some it comes to mind now.
Tue 03/07/12
Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the UN General Assembly, awarded Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark for her “strong commitment and leadership in climate change and sustainable development” during a side-...
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...
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.
Mon 20/12/10
Global environmental problems sometimes appear to be beyond our control as individuals. The reality is that UN staff can contribute a lot in their day-to-day lives to building a more sustainable world – beginning in their own organizations.
Mon 20/12/10
In the spirit of Greening the UN, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has installed bicycles at its Geneva headquarters to facilitate the commuting of staff.
Mon 29/11/10
The UNDP’s project is Cyprus has become a model for embedding sustainability into both programmes and day-to-day operations. And as active supporters of Greening the Blue, they are keen to share their story with other UN colleagues around the world.
Wed 24/11/10
A new website launched by the World Bank shows that efforts to reduce its environmental footprint have succeeded in achieving major reductions in the institution’s resource consumption. Greenhouse gas emissions from the multilateral development bank...
Thu 11/11/10
Happy 20th Birthday to the Human Development Report! Drawing on the vision of Mahbub ul Haq and the work of Amartya Sen, the first Human Development Report was published by UNDP in 1990 and opened with the premise that “people are the real wealth of...
Wed 10/11/10
As part of a concerted effort to 'green' UN peacekeeping operations, an intensive training programme for UN peacekeeping missions on environmental matters is taking place at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi.