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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

United Nations Environment Programme Upgraded to Universal Membership Following Rio+20 Summit
UN General Assembly Strengthens UNEP Role in Addressing Global Environmental Challenges - Renewed Focus on Improving Access to Technology and Capacity Building

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Green Economy in Focus During UNEP Meeting with Government of Russia
UNEP Executive Director and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Discuss Continued Cooperation

UNEP Executive Director Receives Top German Sustainability Award
The honorary category of the award recognizes global actions by environmental leaders.