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UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management UN launches global campaign to strengthen synergies in chemicals and waste management
21/ 02/ 2010
On 22 February 2010, more than one hundred forty governments will meet in Bali to strengthen ties between the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, the world's three leading treaties promoting the sound management of hazardous chemicals and wastes.
Ministers to gather for key discussions on waste, chemicals and the environment Ministers to gather for key discussions on waste, chemicals and the environment
16/ 02/ 2010
More than 140 governments are expected to attend the triple-headed conferences of the Parties.
Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery Major environmental issues arising for Haiti recovery
28/ 01/ 2010
Two weeks after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a massive humanitarian operation is underway and aid is beginning to reach those who desperately need it.
UNEP to lead environmental recovery efforts in Haiti UNEP to lead environmental recovery efforts in Haiti
20/ 01/ 2010
One week after the powerful earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January, a major humanitarian operation is underway, with search and rescue teams working to find those still trapped in the rubble.
Wastewater Experts meet in Cuba to develop plans for reducing pollution of the Caribbean Sea by Sewage Wastewater Experts meet in Cuba to develop plans for reducing pollution of the Caribbean Sea by Sewage
26/ 11/ 2009
This Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded workshop is part of ongoing efforts by UNEP to assist Regional Governments in overcoming technical and financial barriers to improving the management of domestic wastewater
President of Southern Sudan Launches Clean-Up of Juba President of Southern Sudan Launches Clean-Up of Juba
23/ 11/ 2009
On Monday, Salva Kiir, President of Southern Sudan, launched a major clean-up initiative in Juba, declaring a public holiday.
Further Climate Action Under Ozone Layer Treaty Must Wait Further Climate Action Under Ozone Layer Treaty Must Wait
10/ 11/ 2009
Nations could not in the end reach consensus on the high profile issue of whether a group of gases, currently controlled under the international climate agreement, might be better controlled and phased-down under the ozone treaty.
UK Minister launches UNEP waste management project in Southern Sudan UK Minister launches UNEP waste management project in Southern Sudan
15/ 10/ 2009
The project is part of a £20 million UK-funded programme to improve the sustainable use of natural resources in Sudan, to be carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over the next three years.
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador Supermodel Gisele Bundchen becomes UN Environmental Ambassador
20/ 09/ 2009
Nairobi/New York, 20 September 2009 - The face of some of the world's most exclusive products is to become the new face of global environmental action. Brazil-born Gisele Bündchen, among the most recognized top models of all time, has been designated Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip's Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP Resting and Restoring Gaza Strip's Underground Water Supplies Emerges as Top Priority Says UNEP
14/ 09/ 2009
The underground water supplies, upon which 1.5 million Palestinians depend for agricultural and drinking water, are in danger of collapse as a result of years of over-use and contamination that have been exacerbated by the recent conflict.

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