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Media Advisory: Visit of UN Secretary-General to Nairobi
30/03/2011
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, will visit Nairobi from Wednesday 30 March to Saturday 2 April 2011 for a meeting of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB).

Harvard University recognizes Refrigerants, Naturally! with prestigious award
28/03/2011
A partnership conceived and supported by UNEP's OzonAction team has received a prestigious award from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

New international co-operation to tackle marine debris
25/03/2011
Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world's seas and oceans.

Sochi 2014 Olympic partners commit to Mzymta River Basin restoration
23/03/2011
The Olympics are a source of national pride but also an opportunity for showcasing innovation and catalyzing action towards a more sustainable future nationally and internationally

Smart investments needed to tackle drinking water crisis in DR Congo
22/03/2011
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) possesses over half of Africa's water reserves, yet 74 percent of its population lacks access to safe drinking water, according to a new study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Fast pace of African urbanization affecting water supplies and sanitation
21/03/2011
Rapid urbanization is changing Africa's landscape and also generating formidable challenges for supplies of water and sanitation services, says a new UN report.

Green Economy Report on the Agenda in Washington D.C.
15/03/2011
The Green Economy report assertively challenges the myth that investing in the environment comes at the expense of economic growth

Green Economy and Environmental Governance reform backed by world's environment ministers
24/02/2011
A major sustainable development conference in Brazil next year offers a key opportunity to accelerate and to scale-up a global transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient Green Economy, a meeting of the world's environment ministers has signaled.

Forest conservation groups in Nepal and Guatemala win 2011 UNEP Sasakawa Prize
23/02/2011
Two projects conserving forests and promoting sustainable development in remote rural communities of Latin America and Asia are the laureates of the 2010-11 UNEP Sasakawa Prize, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.

Green Economy Report: How two per cent of global GDP can trigger green growth and fight poverty
19/02/2011
Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy a new report launched today says.