Speeches

Message by the Secretary-General on the International Day for Biological Diversity

On this International Day for Biological Diversity, let us recommit to global action to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss, for people and for our planet.
22/05/2015 00:00:00

Integration and Investment Crucial to Sustainable Development in Asia Pacific - UNEP Chief, Achim Steiner Speech to the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development

The SDGs offer a new pathway, one that will harness the impressive ingenuity and industriousness of the region to maintain, and even accelerate, the economic miracle, while ensuring that society develops, poverty is reduced, and the environment is conserved.
21/05/2015 00:00:00

Opportunities for a Green Economy in Asia Pacific - UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner Speech to the First Forum of Ministers & Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

The region has recognized the urgency of embarking on green economy pathways to sustainable development.
19/05/2015 00:00:00

Africa Seizing Opportunities for Green Economy Transition - Achim Steiner's Speech to the Africa Regional 3GF (Global Green Growth Forum)

Building on a strong endowment of natural resource and skills, Africa is poised to become the frontline of a global transition to more-inclusive green economies.
13/05/2015 00:00:00

"From Science to Action - Addressing the Chemicals and Waste Challenge" - Address by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director, at the Opening of the Triple COP of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner Speech to the Opening of the Triple COP of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
05/05/2015 00:00:00

Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director, at the Opening Session of the Arab Forum on Sustainable Development

In order to address the pressing challenges that Arab countries are facing, great effort will be needed towards a more integrated way of doing business.
05/05/2015 00:00:00

Comments by the UNEP Executive Director at the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization

Helping the world to create trade and investment regimes, such coherence should not ignore the standards for labour, environmental sustainability, human rights and many other aspects that define our societies.
05/05/2015 00:00:00

Address by Ibrahim Thiaw Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the International Conference on Illegal Exploitation and Illegal trade in Wildlife Products and Wild Flora of Africa

À la Conférence Internationale Contre L'exploitation Illégale et le Commerce Illicite de la Faune et de la Flore Sauvages d'Afrique
29/04/2015 00:00:00

Address by Ibrahim Thiaw, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the Ninth Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change

'Measuring and enhancing effective adaptation'.
27/04/2015 00:00:00

Address by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the First Official Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BRICS Countries

Developing Green Economies for Sustainability and Competitiveness
22/04/2015 00:00:00

Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner to the 25th Session of UN-Habitat Governing Council

Sustainable cities present an opportunity to become centres of resource efficiency.
17/04/2015 00:00:00

Address by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the High Level Side Event of the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Sustainable, peaceful development in the post-2015 agenda will depend on the ability of the international community to treat the wildlife and forest crime seriously and take firm action against it.
13/04/2015 00:00:00


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