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Thu 11/01/18
The Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) Report 2017 monitors the environmental impacts of FAO’s facilities and operations in 2016, as well as reduction efforts implemented at headquarters and decentralized offices in 2017. 
Tue 19/12/17
Early in December, some 4,000 people including 110 Ministers and 2 Heads of State attended the 2017 United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The overarching theme of this year’s UNEA was pollution, with the aim to deliver a number of commitments...
Tue 05/12/17
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in our society. Over time, companies and organisations are becoming more and more aware of the fact that there is no alternative to sustainable development, which brings benefits not only to society...
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...