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Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean
12/ 02/ 2016
40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.
Urgent Measures Required to Save Sharks from Extinction Urgent Measures Required to Save Sharks from Extinction
08/ 02/ 2016
The second Meeting of Signatories to the Convention on Migratory Species Sharks MOU will take place in San José, Costa Rica, from 15 to 19 February.
Kenya Green Universities Network Launched to Promote Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions Kenya Green Universities Network Launched to Promote Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions
05/ 02/ 2016
With 70 public and private universities in Kenya, there is great potential to promote sustainability both through education and practice.
Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean
04/ 02/ 2016
The Conference of Parties to the Barcelona Convention will be hosted by the Greek Government in Athens from 9 to 12 February. Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, to represent UNEP
UNEP Signs New Agreement with Zayed International Foundation  for the Environment UNEP Signs New Agreement with Zayed International Foundation for the Environment
29/ 01/ 2016
Foundation to contribute US$ 100,000 for the development of a novel textbook on green economy
UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister
29/ 01/ 2016
Achim Steiner and Canadian leaders pay tribute to first UNEP Chief
Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up
28/ 01/ 2016
Visiting UNEP's Headquarters in Nairobi, the President emphasized Nigeria's commitment to a safe, secure and clean planet ahead of the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)
UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources
27/ 01/ 2016
At a retreat of the AU Executive Council Ibrahim Thiaw discussed fighting illegal trade in wildlife with African Foreign Ministers
With UNEP's Support Central Asian States Tighten Cooperation to Achieve SDGs With UNEP's Support Central Asian States Tighten Cooperation to Achieve SDGs
22/ 01/ 2016
UNEP solidified its presence in Central Asia this year by opening a new office and organizing a series of key meetings to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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University of Finland and UNEP - 12th Course on Multilateral Environmental Agreements
2-12 November 2015, Shanghai, China

The Special theme of the Twelfth Course is Climate Change.


2nd UNEP-INTERPOL Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee Conference
16-17 November 2015, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, Singapore

At the 2nd ECEC in Singapore, INTERPOL and UNEP brought together Chief Executives from Environmental Security and Enforcement agencies from INTERPOL member countries, as well as Chief Executive Officers from international and non-governmental organizations, to design and debate strategies to tackle environmental crime and achieve sustainable development goals.


Annual Meeting UNEP- EUROCLIMA (EC Programme to support Policy Dialogue on Climate Change issues in Latin American countries)

Special session of the Commission on Environment of the PARLATINO(Latin American Parliament) on Climate Change law.

27-28 October 2015, Panama


Global Training Programme on Environmental Law and Policy for Mid-career Government Officials

05-13 October 2015, Nairobi, Kenya


Meeting of the Senior Government Officials Expert in Environmental Law on Mid-term review of the Montevideo Programme IV

7-11 September 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay


Montevideo Programme Environmental Law Seminar: Laws to Promote environmental sustainability of oceans and seas
9-10 July, Panama City, Panama


Montevideo Programme Environmental Law Seminar: Legal Foundation for Environmental Sustainability

13-14 July 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York


Meeting of Eminent Legal Experts on the Midterm review of the Montevideo Programme IV

15-16 July 2015, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Regional Training on Negotiations for Multilateral Environmental Agreements Focusing on UNFCCC and CBD as they relate to Regional Seas Convention
11-13 May 2015, Jeddah Kingdom, Saudi Arabia


Meeting of Climate Change Negotiators of Latin America and the Caribbean
14-15 May 2015, Santiago de Chile 

Regional Meeting of negotiators in preparation for Climate Change multilateral negotiators (exchange of views and discussion of key topics for the region towards COP21)


International Day for Biological Diversity 2015
22 May 2015

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development.


Launch of The UNEP Sourcebook 

officially launched at a side event in the margins of Ramsar COP 12 - 8 June 2015, Punta del Este, Uruguay

The aim of the Sourcebook is to provide National Focal Points of the major Biodiversity-related Conventions as well as other stakeholders working on these conventions, with options to achieve enhanced implementation of the conventions through enhanced cooperation.


Preparatory Workshops for Paris UNFCCC COP for 2015 for Least Developed countries

June 2015, Bonn, Germany


Second Congress on Environmental Policy, Law and Justice Seminar on Environmental Crimes

6-10 July 2015, La Habana, Cuba


Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law(OAS website)
30-31 March 2015, Montego Bay, Jamaica 

The Organization of American States (OAS) co-organized the First Inter-American Congress on the Environmental Rule of Law in Montego Bay, Jamaica, an event that concluded with a call to strengthen the rule of law on to address environmental challenges in the Americas.


Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

4 May 2015, UN Headquarters, New York, Conference Room 11