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UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want
Governments Call for Governing Council to be Transformed into UN Environment Assembly

Mongolia Named as Global Host of World Environment Day 2013
WED celebrations began in 1972 and have grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.

Third Africa Environment Outlook Addresses Key Environmental Risks for Human Health and Draws Pathways for Sustainable Future
Report Shows Good Policies for Addressing Environmental Challenges Affecting Human Health, But Weak Implementation

UNEP Appoints Singing Sensations Eric Wainaina and Suzanna Owiyo as Kenyan Goodwill Ambassadors
The acclaimed singers will support a host of UNEP initiatives, including World Environment Day, UNEP's campaign to reduce food waste - known as Think.Eat.Save. Reduce Your Foodprint - and efforts to lower the demand for illegal wildlife products that is driving a spike in elephant and rhino poac... See full story

Sustainable Off-Grid Lighting Solutions Can Deliver Major Development and Climate Benefits
UNEP Announces New Partnership with Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

Climate and Clean Air Coalition Marks One Year Anniversary
Rapid Growth of Global Initiative to Reduce Health and Climate Impacts of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

New Green Economy Partnership Responds to Rio+20 Call for Action
Four UN Agencies to Assist 30 Countries in Transition to a Green Economy

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