Speeches

Words Are Not Enough

Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, deputy chief of UN Environment at the "Defence and Climate Change" international conference in Skhirat, Morocco.
07/09/2016 00:00:00

Remarks by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at Luc Hoffman's Memorial


22/08/2016 00:00:00

Message from Head of UN Environment During Largest Beach Clean-up in History

The 1.3 million kilograms of rubbish collected from here remind the rest of the world that even the most ambitious, global agreements are only as good as the individual action and determination that bring them to life.
07/08/2016 00:00:00

Skywriting our future - Opening Statement by UN Environment Deputy Chief Ibrahim Thiaw at the Third Extraordinary Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

With such a powerful tool at our disposal, the choice before us is alarmingly simple: we can choose to save our children or not.
22/07/2016 00:00:00

"The Final Frontier?" - speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director

Speech made at the United Nations/Kenya Conference on Space Technology and Applications for Wildlife Management and Protecting Biodiversity
27/06/2016 00:00:00

Air pollution: a silent mass murderer - Keynote address by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the opening of the 8th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference


08/06/2016 00:00:00

Wild For Life - Keynote Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Official Opening of World Environment Day in Angola

Ending the illegal trade in wildlife and timber is crucial in ending a poverty cycle which too often works against natural resources, instead of working with them.
05/06/2016 00:00:00

An elephant in the backyard - speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the Nairobi Celebrations of World Environment Day

On this World Environment Day - and the other 364 until the next one we need to take professional action to support the global momentum for change in areas like ending the illegal trade in wildlife, but we also need to take personal action to take care of our own backyard.
03/06/2016 00:00:00

A future for Ogoniland - speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Launch of the Ogoniland Clean-up and Restoration Programme

"In the last few weeks of my tenure, I wanted to be here, with the people of Ogoniland and it is one of the most meaningful moments of my tenure with the United Nations."
02/06/2016 00:00:00

Opening Remarks by UNEP Executive Director at the Opening Plenary of the Second United Nations Environment Assembly

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23/05/2016 00:00:00

Mainstreaming Biodiversity - Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the occasion of International Biodiversity Day

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22/05/2016 00:00:00

Science for the Real World - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the Adaptation Futures Conference, Rotterdam


10/05/2016 00:00:00


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