Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

16/04/2015 - Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future

07/04/2015 - World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study

03/04/2015 - Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office

01/04/2015 - Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

18/03/2015 - First major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda reached at landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

UN Heads Call for Collective Action to Tackle Disaster Risk in Sendai

UN Heads Call for Collective Action to Tackle Disaster Risk in Sendai

15/03/2015 - Mr. BAN-Ki Moon, highlighting the importance of linking disaster risk reduction to sustainable development and efforts to tackle climate change.

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy

13/03/2015 - Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

06/03/2015 - Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai

03/03/2015 - The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.


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