News

Thu 15/12/16
On the eve of the recent UNIDO 50th anniversary week, the Vienna International Centre (VIC) inaugurated a state-of-the-art energy data centre donated by Switzerland. The data centre replaced the World Clock, also a Swiss gift, which the VIC received...
Thu 08/12/16
As of July 2016, UNOPS Office in Accra has achieved an 80% decrease in paper consumption, compared to previous months. What had triggered such an impressive change? The achievement came after the Office received the prestigious ISO 14001...
Tue 06/12/16
Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the United Nations Department of Field Support has launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of...
Fri 18/11/16
The United Nations has appointed Red, the leader of the “Angry Birds” mobile game characters, as an envoy to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.
Mon 31/10/16
System-wide efforts to 'green the blue' were recognised this week in the UN Secretary General's Staff Awards. A team led by UN Environment staff has clinched the 2016 Secretary-General Award for “Greening the UN”, one of this year’s four categories...
Fri 28/10/16
System-wide efforts to 'green the blue' were recognised this week in UN Secretary General's Staff Awards. The team behind Greening the Blue, including the Sustainable United Nations (SUN) team and the Issue Management Group (IMG) on Environmental...
Thu 02/06/16
As they work towards reducing their environmental footprint, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Tanzania has been making small changes to their levels of consumption, with great effect. The initiatives started three years ago, when the organisation...
Mon 19/10/15
 Around 100 colleagues and their familes from the Rome based UN agencies (IFAD, FAO, WFP, IDLO and Bioversity International) joined forces at the Caffarella Park in Rome for the annual Clean Up the World Day on Saturday 19 September. Building...
Mon 23/02/15
In just three months since launching, more than 30% of UNEP staff have completed the Greening the Blue tutorial on sustainabiity management and they're giving it rave reviews. The tutorial - which was developed by UNEP in partnership with UNDP...
Tue 14/10/14
More than 100 colleagues from the Rome based UN Agencies were joined by friends and family to do their bit for Clean Up The World Day on Saturday 27 September