• 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

  • Posta Kenya Launches Stamp Series to mark 40th ANNIVERSARY OF UNEP

    Nairobi, 22 June 2012 - Postal Corporation of Kenya is pleased to issue three new stamps to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Kenyan Runners Chemutai and Kipchirchir Win UNEP 40th Anniversary Half Marathon

    With a winning time of 1:00:27 upcoming runner Victor Kipchirchir came in first among the more than 200 runners who competed in today's 40th Anniversary celebratory run for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • African Heads of State Mark 40th Anniversary of UNEP

    Heads of State from over thirty African countries have taken part in an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • Remarks by Mr. Achim Steiner

    UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

    Your Excellencies, Heads of state and Government, Your Excellency Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo...

  • UNEP celebrates its 40th birthday

    The United Nations Environment Programme spokesperson and acting Director of Communications, Nick Nuttall, looks back at the vital work of this organization as it celebrates its 40th anniversary...

  • Unep roots for green economy to generate growth, employment

    Forty years ago, in the Swedish capital Stockholm, history was made at a UN conference on the future of humanity and the planet that would propel Kenya into the centre of international...

  • UNEP The First 40 Years;
    A Narrative by Stanley Johnson

  • Sasakawa Prize Legacy and 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

  • Where were you
    in 1972?

    UNEP History

    In celebration of UNEP’s 40 years, we are keen to gather photos, videos, reminiscences and stories that mark key events, negotiations and experiences.