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Mon 17/10/16
The second session of the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA-2) took place at the UN Environment (UNEP) Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya in May 2016. The five day conference was geared at being a carbon neutral, paperless and plastic bottle...
Thu 13/10/16
UNOPS has launched a new report based on the Global Reporting Initiative to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. In a recent article published in Development Today Executive Director Grete Faremo explained what this means for...
Wed 28/09/16
The role of agriculture should go beyond just generating food to help address global challenges such as climate change and antimicrobial resistance, the head of United Nations agriculture agency stressed today.
Fri 23/09/16
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared that more than 55 countries have formally joined the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April, officially crossing one of the two thresholds required to bring...
Wed 03/08/16
The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) announced today that its Global Service Centre (GSC) has been awarded the ISO 14001:2015 certification on environmental management.
Fri 29/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] After an innovative procurement process, FAO has upgraded nearly all corridor lighting around the headquarters buildings. This project will save the Organization approximately USD 71,000 per year and...
Tue 26/07/16
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, team leader of the climate change and health team within WHO's Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, biked from Geneva to Paris to attend the Second Global Conference on Health and...
Fri 08/07/16
[Article written by: Jean Philippe Decraene] 2016 has begun under the sign of corporate environmental responsibility for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thu 30/06/16
The UNDP office in the city of Bukavu now generates all the electricity it needs via a solar-powered system. A total of 105 solar panels feed 96 batteries which produce 4.5Mwh – enough to power the entire building. The system, which has an expected...
Thu 16/06/16
The World Environment Day (WED) 2016 was commemorated in Zimbabwe with a call for youth involvement in tackling environmental challenges facing the country. Held at the Mukuvisi Woodlands in Harare on 10 June 2016, the centrepiece of this year’s WED...
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