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Sun 23/07/17
Procurement is finally being recognised as one of the most powerful instrument for organizations to achieve their sustainability objectives, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  This was likely one of the drivers...
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...
Wed 21/06/17
A 12-month partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Nissan Europe delivered innovations in supply chain sustainability for the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger.
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 29/05/17
  Following up from last week's interview with Director of UNOPS Procurement, Patricia Moser, Greening the Blue looks into what UNOPS is doing to improve the way they do sustainable procurement.
Mon 22/05/17
To mark the start of a series of profiles on UN sustainable procurement champions, Greening the Blue met with Patricia Moser, Director of the Procurement Group at UNOPS, to find out more about the UN's approach to sustainable procurements. Here's...
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...