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Tue 07/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, launched 2 November, the UN generated 554kg of waste per capita in 2016. In terms of waste management, only 30% of the waste produced at UN facilities was repurposed (i.e....
Fri 03/11/17
The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, 6 – 17 November) is designed to increase climate action and foster sustainable development at all levels of society. The organizers of COP23 are walking the talk –the conference will be made...
Fri 03/11/17
The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23, 6 – 17 November) is designed to increase climate action and foster sustainable development at all levels of society. The organizers of COP23 are walking the talk –the conference will be made...
Thu 02/11/17
According to the latest edition of the Greening the Blue report, released today, a record number of United Nations entities – 39 – were climate neutral for 2016.  The Greening the Blue report, the UN’s annual report on its environmental impacts...
Tue 15/08/17
“Be the Change Week”, an initiative by the Department of Public Information to invite all staff to take the Sustainability Challenge, may have ended but the challenge continues! 
Wed 12/07/17
On July 6th, at the FAO Conference in Rome, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN) launched its new Corporate Environmental Responsibility Strategy 2017-2020, which analyses the organization’s current environmental performance and...
Mon 19/06/17
In 2015 the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) procured around 700 million male condoms which have efficiently protected people against HIV aid and, in conjunction with other forms of contraception, have helped to avert 12.3 million unintended...
Mon 12/06/17
  Monday 5th June was World Environment Day, and what a day it was. This year’s celebrations saw a whole host of activities all around the world, including lots of announcements and events, including the launch of the new greening strategy for...
Wed 07/06/17
The week of June 5th saw UNHQ host the Ocean Conference in New York City, which coincided with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day. UNHQ took this opportunity to ask conference attendees and UN staff in NYC to make a contribution to reduce...
Mon 05/06/17
  The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was established in 2007 as the first joint peacekeeping mission to be run by both the United Nations (UN) and the African Union. Its mandate is to bring peace and stability to the...