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The 2015 World Environment Day Blogging Competition now open
15/04/2015
UNEP challenges bloggers to envision a world where seven billion people make a change towards responsible consumption.

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future
07/04/2015
World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study
03/04/2015
Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office
01/04/2015
Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources
20/03/2015
The report stresses the urgent need to change the way we use and manage this water resources.

Green Finance is a Growing Focus for China
20/03/2015
Report on "Greening China's Financial System" coming in April

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy
13/03/2015
Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo
06/03/2015
Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai
03/03/2015
The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.