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UNEP launches 2011 Ozone Africa Media Award
Applications are now open for UNEP's Ozone Africa Media Award. Journalists working in print, radio, television and electronic media are encouraged to enter.

African countries accelerate efforts to phase out HCFCs
Delegates from several English speaking African countries are meeting in Victoria, Seychelles this week for the 17th ozone depleting substances officers' (ODS) network conference

Eye on Earth Brings Access to Environmental Data for Emerging Economies
Abu Dhabi will host the first Eye on Earth Summit on December 12-15 2011, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

African Laureate of UNEP 20th International Children Painting Competition Announced today on World Environment Day
The United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for Africa has today declared Monica Adhiambo Arego of the Limuru Girls High School in Kenya, the regional winner of this year's International competition on the Environment

Japanese Student Wins Asia Pacific Prize for UNEP International Childrens Painting Competition
A Japanese student's painting caught the eyes of judges, making it the Asia Pacific winner of the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) annual International Children's Painting Competition

World Environment Day goes to ever higher heights on Mount Everest
Thousands of projects are taking place internationally for World Environment Day (WED), but perhaps none as high as the clean-up operation held some 8,848m metres above sea level on Mount Everest

Hollywood, Bollywood and Beyond: Celebrities Get Onboard for World Environment Day
In the run-up to World Environment Day (WED) on 5 June 2011, celebrities across the world are squaring up to their fellow stars - all in the name of the environment.

Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day
A new UNEP report will detail the economic, environmental, health and social benefits of investing in forests. 'Forests in a Green Economy' will be launched in New Delhi and Nairobi on 5 June 2011.

Countdown begins to World Environment Day 2011
From Bangalore to Bangkok, World Environment Day on 5 June 2011 will see thousands of people come together to celebrate the value of forests

Support for Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture Needed to Fuel an 'Evergreen Revolution'
UNEP and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) call for a dramatic increase in support for sustainable agriculture as a way to drive green growth and reduce poverty.

Darfur water conference will help build peace in troubled region, says UN
The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will be part of a major conference on water and peace in Sudan's Darfur region to be held in June.