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UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Initiative Leads the Way Towards an Inclusive Green Economy
25/ 08/ 2014
African economies and rural livelihoods remain heavily dependent on natural resources, particularly renewable resources such as soil and water, and on the associated productive sectors such as agriculture and forestry.
UNEP Pays Tribute to Distinguished Diplomat, Chair of First Governing Council UNEP Pays Tribute to Distinguished Diplomat, Chair of First Governing Council
20/ 08/ 2014
Former Kenyan Foreign Affairs Minister
Celebrating the Majesty of one of the World's most Threatened Animals  on World Elephant Day Celebrating the Majesty of one of the World's most Threatened Animals on World Elephant Day
12/ 08/ 2014
UNEP is raising awareness at the political and societal level of the grave impact of poaching on elephant populations and the environment.
Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer
21/ 07/ 2014
The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.
Governments Fulfil their Commitment:  Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force Governments Fulfil their Commitment: Access and Benefit-Sharing Treaty Receives Required Number of Ratifications to Enter into Force
15/ 07/ 2014
The entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol will provide greater legal certainty and transparency for both providers and users of genetic resources, creating a framework that promotes the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge while strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use.
Momentum Builds to Achieve More Millennium Development Goals by End of 2015: UN Report Momentum Builds to Achieve More Millennium Development Goals by End of 2015: UN Report
11/ 07/ 2014
With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions
As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World's Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk As World Convenes for First United Nations Environment Assembly, UN and World's Insurers Unite to Tackle Natural Disaster Risk
30/ 06/ 2014
Disaster-Resilient Communities and Economies Integral to Sustainable Development
New Partnership Set to Boost Delivery of International Environmental Agreements New Partnership Set to Boost Delivery of International Environmental Agreements
27/ 06/ 2014
A key component of the MoU is the recognition of the central role legislators' play in addressing international environmental challenges.
Policy Statement  By Achim Steiner,  UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Policy Statement By Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director
27/ 06/ 2014
Delivered at the Opening of the First Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP Nairobi, 23 June 2014

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