1. United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)
UNON acts as the key administrative centre of the headquarters of UNEP and UN-Habitat, providing them with comprehensive budget and financial management support, informed human resources and procurement services, and vital safety and security coordination. It also offers a broad menu of essential ‘common services’ to other UN agencies in Kenya, provides sophisticated international conference and information facilities, and maintains a world-class business environment at Gigiri, complete with a host of competitive commercial, cultural and sporting facilities.
3. The UN and the Environment
2. United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) is the second-biggest of the four major office sites of the United Nations (second to New York). It is located in the Palais des Nations building constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938 at Geneva in Switzerland. Besides United Nations administration, it also hosts the offices for a number of programmes and funds such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarion Affairs (OCHA) and the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE).
Addressing today’s environmental challenges is largely beyond the capacity of individual countries. Only concerted and coordinated international action will be sufficient. The arena for such actions is the United Nations, and the focal point for such action is UNEP. Governments have called for a more coherent system of international environmental governance as part of the UN reform process, and are exploring the role and responsibility of UNEP and other UN entities in relation to environment and development issues.
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