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Ministers Dine on Food Grown in Kenya But Rejected by UK Supermarkets for Cosmetic Reasons
Gourmet Meal at UN Environment Programme Headquarters Highlights Global Campaign to Cut Food Waste

Strengthened Governance and Management Required to Prevent Rush for Resources from Damaging Fragile Arctic Environment, Says UNEP Year Book 2013
Annual Study of Emerging Environmental Issues Looks at Issues Such As Risks from Chemicals and Spike in Illegal Wildlife Trade, Including Elephant and Rhino Poaching

UNEP-China Cooperation Solidifies With Shanghai Agreement on Green Economy, Wildlife Protection and Youth Engagement
Senior Chinese and UNEP Officials Ink Deals at Opening of Green Shanghai Art Photography Exhibition on Eve of Governing Council Meeting

First Universal Session of UNEP Governing Council to Galvanize New Environmental Era in Support of a Sustainable Century
40th Anniversary Book Launched Highlighting the Struggles and Successes of UNEP Since 1972

Links Between Health and Environment in Focus at Major UN Youth Conference
Launch of GEO-5 for Youth to Showcase Solutions by Young People to Key Environmental Challenges

UNEP to Hold Media Roundtable on Key and Emerging Environment Issues at Governing Council
The Media Roundtable will provide direct interaction between journalists, UN experts, policymakers, scientists, NGOs and others on priority and emerging issues in the global environment.

Half-Marathon to Celebrate Nairobi as World's 'Environment Capital'
Marks First Ever Meeting of Environment Ministers under UNEP Universal Membership

Think, Eat, Save: UNEP, FAO and Partners Launch Global Campaign to Change Culture of Food Waste
Consumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year

GEF Given Funding Role in New Mercury Convention
International negotiators select Global Environment Facility as funding mechanism for treaty to reduce mercury pollution

UNEP Studies Show Rising Mercury Emissions in Developing Countries
Most Comprehensive Assessment Ever of Global Emissions Released Ahead of Final Negotiations on New Mercury Treaty - Binding Treaty Can Deliver Major Health and Environmental Benefits in Developing and Developed Countries