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UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa UNEP Opens New Sub-Regional Office for the Pacific Based in Apia, Samoa
02/ 09/ 2014
The establishment of this new office is one of the results from the decisions agreed by Member States during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development - known as Rio+20 - to strengthen the role of UNEP as the leading global environmental authority
New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States
01/ 09/ 2014
With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
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.
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
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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