The founding partners

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) has four founding partners that have all worked to address different aspects of a green economy. They are UNEP, ILO, UNIDO and UNITAR. Together, the partners cover the key cornerstones of a green economy, and can provide a comprehensive suite of services and tools that will help countries strategically develop their own green economy pathways.

Equally important are the partnerships at the national level and close interaction with United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) that can bring in the expertise from a range of organizations. PAGE offers forward thinking government leaders and policy makers, financial and private sector institutions, as well as civil society, including academia and national research institutions, to work together and spur a global transition to an inclusive, resource-efficient, low-carbon green economy.


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the lead organization on the global environment in the UN system and plays a key role in facilitating all aspects of PAGE. UNEP will focus on ensuring environmental sustainability in policy advice under PAGE. Under its Green Economy Initiative, it has produced a number of green economy reports, and provided technical assistance and policy advice to more than 20 countries. Furthermore, UNEP has created partnerships with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, among others, as part of its efforts to promote a green economy worldwide.


The International Labour Organization (ILO) brings its knowledge and experience on employment, the greening of enterprises, green jobs, gender equality and skills building to PAGE. Under its Green Jobs Programme, the ILO has provided international policy coherence through research and advocacy on employment, entrepreneurship and social inclusion; supported constituents at national level through social dialogue, policy and technical advisory services; and, developed capacity through training and knowledge sharing.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and advance sustainable development in more than 170 countries and territories. UNDP contributes to PAGE through multi-disciplinary expertise in environment, poverty, gender and governance; innovative financing; country-owned capacity development and programmatic mainstreaming approaches; engagement with key government, private sector and civil society partners; and South-South knowledge sharing. 


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the UN’s expert in promoting sustainable industrial development. UNIDO has a long track record in implementing cleaner production technologies at the national level, as well as providing evidence-based policy advice to member states. UNIDO's contribution to PAGE will focus on industrial policy advice, and its implementation through industry engagement, industry-related training and its building of public-private partnership.


The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a strategic UN partner dedicated to environmental training and strengthening capacities of research and training institutions in partner countries. Under PAGE, UNITAR will support and contribute to the development of international training programmes, including those hosted by the ILO’s International Training Centre. UNITAR will also lead on national training and competency development in support of green economy policy and action plan development, as well as contribute to other specialized training, capacity building and high-level dialogues.