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Mon 12/12/16
WHO today joined other international agencies in signing a Statement of Intent to align and “green” procurement of health commodities, in an effort to protect the environment and contribute to sustainable development. “We need to make sure that when...
Thu 17/11/16
UNOPS has received its second gold level from the world's leading purchasing and supply association for best practice in sustainable procurement. UNOPS is the only United Nations organization – and one of only five organizations in the world – to...
Thu 10/04/14
Meat was off the menu at UNOG last month in order to promote an international initiative which has not only environmental benefits but health ones too. For the International Day without Meat and in the context of the Greening the Blue, all...
Wed 22/01/14
With the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) saw the implementation of a new catering contract. Preparations for this tender started as early as 2012 with the objective of incorporating a number of green requirements and to...
Wed 15/01/14
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is using its influence to ensure its suppliers are doing all they can to reduce their environmental footprint. 2013 saw the launch of UNFPA’s Green Procurement Strategy which introduces an environmental...
Thu 05/07/12
WFP's logistics team in Chad plays a key role in keeping the truck and light vehicle fleet on the road so that food gets delivered where and when it is needed.  But maintaining vehicles in top shape has a down side - it creates lots of waste....
Wed 02/03/11
The growing population of the planet (four fold in the past 100 years) is placing a strain on the ability of the world’s agricultural production to meet the nutritional needs of the entire global population. Rising food prices, increasing...
Tue 25/01/11
Rising oil prices, tighter environmental legislation and growing consumer awareness are already making their mark on one of the most carbon hungry industries of them all - the motor industry. In a sign of the times, vehicle manufacturers are now...
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 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.