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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...
Wed 14/10/15
Following the great success of last year's electric bike loan programme in collaboration with Genèveroule, ITU’s Mobility Club wanted to do something even more impressive in 2015.   Putting a container filled with bikes available for UN...
Mon 28/09/15
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has become the first UN entity to be awarded Platinum LEED certification, in the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance category, for its Rome HQ. In 2010, IFAD was the first...
Thu 24/09/15
The World Food Programme (WFP) has achieved climate neutralily, a major achievement considering the size of the agency and scale of its operations. From their Rome headquarters to their operations in Afghanistan, WFP has been measuring greenhouse...
Mon 21/09/15
Information provided by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable United Nations team shows that the United Nations (UN) system has offset 17% of its reported greenhouse gas emissions for 2013, a positive step towards meeting...
Wed 26/08/15
In just one year UNICEF Zimbabwe has reduced its waste-to-landfill by over 50%, cut their carbon emissions from electricity generation by 36% and cut water usage by over 10%. The numbers became apparent after the agency completed an Environmental...
Tue 11/08/15
UN staff have been coming together and getting their hands dirty in Brazil, with compost at the top of the agenda. The UN Green Group and Instituto de Permacultura in Brazil (IPOEMA) recently held a workshop on urban gardening and composting, based...
Thu 06/08/15
Over the last three years the One UN Rwanda mission has been pushing forward efforts to reduce the environmental impact of all agencies in the country. Under the banner of the global Greening the Blue initiative, the Rwanda office developed its...
Tue 04/08/15
Member States answered the call to make 2015 a year of global action by agreeing on a “bold, ambitious and transformative” sustainable development agenda for the next 15 years, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
Wed 29/07/15
The UN recently took another step forward on it's journey towards climate neutrality with the announcement that UNAIDS has offset its emissions for 2012 and 2013 making it climate neutral. UNAIDS has been implementing the UN Climate Neutral Strategy...
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