Staff Engagement

With over 130,000 staff (including peacekeepers) the United Nations is among the larger employers in the world.

Staff have a critical role to play in enhancing the sustainability of the organization: they can use their influence to ensure that systems and processes become more sustainable; they can change their behaviours so that their environmental footprint is reduced; they can add social value through the way they interact with our stakeholders; and they can communicate the values of the United Nations through their work, every day, both in the office and in the field.

SUN is working with informal 'greening' initiatives across the United Agencies and brought them together at a workshop in September 2009 to form a new network called 'Greening the Blue', and will soon be launching a new website dedicated to creating a more sustainable United Nations.

For more information contact Imogen Martineau (