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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

World's Largest Solar Ship Docks in Halifax, Canada
World's Largest Solar Ship Docks in Halifax, Canada 18/07/2013

UNEP-Supported PlanetSolar Investigated Ocean Eddies on journey from Boston

Ecotourism Playing Key Role in Mongolia's Transition to Green Economy
Ecotourism Playing Key Role in Mongolia's Transition to Green Economy 18/06/2013

Rare Horses and Pristine Landscapes among Hidden National Treasures in Mongolian Wilderness

Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award
Nigerian Journalist Embarks on U.S. Tour after Winning UNEP Media Award 14/06/2013

Ugochi Anyaka, winner of the 2nd UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award, is currently completing a "green itinerary" of the US, interacting with leading environmental reporters, researchers and ca ...

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

First Set of Global Data on Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released
First Set of Global Data on Energy Access, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released 29/05/2013

About 80 percent of those without access to modern energy live in rural areas. Although 1.7 billion people gained access to electricity between 1990 and 2010, this is only slightly ahead of populatio ...

Under One Per Cent of Clean Energy Technology Patents Filed in Africa, Highlighting Huge Potential for Exploiting Renewable Sources
Under One Per Cent of Clean Energy Technology Patents Filed in Africa, Highlighting Huge Potential for Exploiting Renewable Sources 13/05/2013

Increasing international cooperation and establishing and maintaining high-quality patent systems will foster innovation and growth

November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital
November Date for Global Event on Natural Capital 09/05/2013

The World Forum on Natural Capital will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 21-22 November 2013.

Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award
Major Chinese Company Signs on as Strategic Partner in UN's Flagship Environment Award 15/04/2013

The company has invested in environmental scholarships for young university students, organized clean-up operations and, in 2005, donated 2,000 tonnes of purifying tablets to clean up sections of a p ...

UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals
UN Calls for Accelerated Action with 1,000 Days to Go on Millennium Development Goals 04/04/2013

People around the world invited to join in boosting momentum for most successful global anti-poverty push in history

GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly  in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP
GA Approves Establishment of UN Environment Assembly in Support of the Strengthening and Upgrade of UNEP 14/03/2013

The newly-named United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP reflects the full and future participation of all 193 UN member states in UNEP's governing body. Prior to 2012, membership had been limited ...

UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want
UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want 22/02/2013

Governments Call for Governing Council to be Transformed into UN Environment Assembly

Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013
Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013 16/02/2013

Annual Study of Emerging Environmental Issues Looks at Issues Such As Risks from Chemicals and Spike in Illegal Wildlife Trade, Including Elephant and Rhino Poaching

First Universal Session of UNEP Governing Council to Galvanize New Environmental Era in Support of a Sustainable Century
First Universal Session of UNEP Governing Council to Galvanize New Environmental Era in Support of a Sustainable Century 14/02/2013

40th Anniversary Book Launched Highlighting the Struggles and Successes of UNEP Since 1972

UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa
UNEP Launches New Initiative to Support Climate Change Adaptation in Africa 06/12/2012

Information Portal will Make Available Research, Experiences and Lessons Learned from Projects Across the Continent

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change
Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change 30/11/2012

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

Afghanistan, UNEP Launch USD $6 Million Initiative to Help Communities Adapt to Effects of Climate Change
Afghanistan, UNEP Launch USD $6 Million Initiative to Help Communities Adapt to Effects of Climate Change 11/10/2012

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 11 October 2012 - The Government of Afghanistan, through its National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), has launched a USD $6 million climate change initiative, the first o ...