United Nations Agencies
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
UNEP partnered with UN-Habitat and various organisations on the Kilimanjaro Initiative in March 2006, through UN Habitat's Safer Cities Programme. The main objective of the Kilimanjaro Initiative is to raise funds to support various crime prevention initiatives in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi, particularly for the youth. The initiative sponsored the youth participants on the climb, including crime victims and rehabilitated offenders. This initiative seeks to use sports as a tool for fighting crime and promoting development.
World Health Organization (WHO)
UNEP together with WHO have partnered to promote hygiene awareness and education to help reduce harmful environmental agents by increasing the youth’s knowledge and ability to protect themselves from environmental hazards.
United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
UNEP partnered with UNDESA on the “Sports for Life Program” in October 2000, which was an initiative that sought to involve young people from developing countries in social and environmental activities. Both UNEP and UNDESA have been supporting sports initiatives among young people in the promotion of leadership in social and environmental fields.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
UNEP works closely with UNICEF especially on creating awareness on children’s environmental health issues through published material. It uses this unique opportunity to stress the mutually reinforcing goals of meeting the needs of children and managing the environmental challenges of the 21st century.
UNEP partners with VOLVO in the Volvo Adventure for young environmentalists, which is an award for young people between 10-16 years. The partnership also provides for projects linked to the Volvo Adventure Program.
The Scout Movement
UNEP partners with the Scout movement to develop joint activities in order to promote environmental activities and actions among members of the scout movement, including organizing public awareness campaigns and participating in environmental thematic days. On July 7th 2004, UNEP signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Organization of the Scout Movement, the largest youth organization in the world.
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
UNEP has worked with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) for several decades to promote the involvement of WAGGGS' members on environmental issues. WAGGGS is an accredited member of the UNEP Governing Council and participates in several activities on the environment by UNEP.
Regency Foundation Network
Regency Foundation Network is a non - profit international development agency facilitating partnerships between the UN, its agencies and business.
Environment Online (ENO)
UNEP signed a partnership M.O.U with ENO in February 2005. According to this agreement ENO and UNEP unite some activities like tree planting events and raise awareness on UNEP’s Thematic days (World water day, World Environment Day and so on). It involves participants and members between the 10-18 years of age.
Earth Day Network (EDN)
Earth Day Network (EDN), which grew out of the original Earth Day in 1970, is a driving force behind increasing environmental awareness worldwide. Through a network of more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries, Earth Day Network seeks to broaden the environmental movement through programs that mobilize communities, support Earth Day events globally, promote civic engagement and inspire students to become environmental activists and leaders.
Environmental education programs organized by Earth Day Network connect individuals, schools and governments with green spaces around the world. For more information on green schools, green curriculum, youth in action and other Earth Day Network education programs, visit www.earthday.net/education.