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Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva Mercury Convention To Be Finalised in Geneva
11/ 01/ 2013
The mercury poisoning of the inhabitants of Minamata (Japan) from the 1930s is a tragic example of the effects of mercury on human health.
Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations Press Conference: UN Launches Key Research on Mercury Emissions Ahead of UN-led International Mercury Negotiations
09/ 01/ 2013
First Attempt to Estimate Global Releases to Water & Review of Information on Releases to Aquatic Environment Binding Treaty on Mercury Essential for Addressing Major Health and Environment Impacts
UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
09/ 01/ 2013
Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries
United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
21/ 12/ 2012
UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building
Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia
14/ 12/ 2012
UNEP Executive Director and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Discuss Continued Cooperation
Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions  Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action Developing Countries From All Three of the World's Major Forested Regions Meet to Turn REDD+ into Wider-Spread Action
11/ 12/ 2012
The Meeting at UN Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre Comes After Another Round of Climate Change Talks
Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change Doha Climate Conference Opens Gateway to Greater Ambition and Action on Climate Change
09/ 12/ 2012
Countries have successfully launched a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, agreed a firm timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015 and agreed a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.
UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
08/ 12/ 2012
The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.
UNEP Establishes New Body to Advance Environmental Law, Justice and Governance UNEP Establishes New Body to Advance Environmental Law, Justice and Governance
07/ 12/ 2012
The World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability saw representatives of over 60 countries calling for the creation of an international network to support efforts to achieve sustainability through stronger legal responses to environmental pressures.

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