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UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords UNEP Signs Agreement to Improve Monitoring of Hundreds of International Environmental Accords
09/ 09/ 2013
UNEP, under whose auspices most of the agreements were negotiated, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI - Working Group on Environmental Auditing, WGEA) to ensure that some 280 Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) dedicated to supporting the global environment are properly implemented.
UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism
06/ 09/ 2013
Due to the widespread adoption and ratification the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol, supported by the Multilateral Fund, the efforts on ozone have been widely recognised as an example for international co-operation in addressing global environmental challenges.
UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
06/ 08/ 2013
Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.
Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
30/ 07/ 2013
Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste
African Nations Pledge Increased Efforts in Sound Management of Hazardous Chemicals African Nations Pledge Increased Efforts in Sound Management of Hazardous Chemicals
04/ 07/ 2013
Roadmap developed for African chemicals management
ICCA and UNEP Underline Need for Safe Management of Chemicals in Africa ICCA and UNEP Underline Need for Safe Management of Chemicals in Africa
12/ 06/ 2013
Safe transport and storage of chemicals, emergency prevention, preparedness as well as responses to chemical accidents in focus at launch of joint project
Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day Cutting Food Loss and Waste will Benefit People and the Environment, Says New Study on World Environment Day
05/ 06/ 2013
More than half of the food lost and wasted in Europe, the United States, Canada, and Australia occurs at the consumption stage.
In Host Country Mongolia, World Marathon Record Holder Patrick Makau Kicks Off World Environment Day 2013 Celebrations In Host Country Mongolia, World Marathon Record Holder Patrick Makau Kicks Off World Environment Day 2013 Celebrations
03/ 06/ 2013
Following some traditional Mongolian throat-singing and a rousing performance by a military brass band on the starting line, Kenya's Patrick Makau - the marathon world record holder - officially launched the Ulaanbaatar Marathon today as part of festivities leading up to World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June.
Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations Globe Gears Up For World Environment Day Celebrations
31/ 05/ 2013
Mongolia Hosting Day Aimed at Reducing Food Waste as Events Take Place across the World
No Immediate Health Risks from Fukushima Nuclear Accident Says UN Expert Science Panel No Immediate Health Risks from Fukushima Nuclear Accident Says UN Expert Science Panel
31/ 05/ 2013
On the whole, the exposure of the Japanese population was low, or very low, leading to correspondingly low risks of health effects later in life.

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