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Environment Ministers Rise to the Challenge of Globalization and UN Reform
An enhanced programme to reduce health and environmental threats from toxic mercury pollution was agreed by 140 governments at the close of an international gathering of environment ministers.


Corporate Responsibility to an Annual State of the Environment Report Announced Under New Pan Arab Initiative
Developing a common market for environmentally-friendly technologies and products is among the aims of a new initiative.

GC24 opening session

UNDP and UNEP cement their partnership with new Poverty and Environment Facility
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) cemented the bond between fighting poverty and protecting the environment today by launching the joint Poverty and Environment Facility in Nairobi during the twenty fourth session of the UNEP Governing Council.

GC24 opening session

Globalization and Great Apes: Illegal Logging Destroying Last Strongholds of Orangutans in National Parks
The tropical forests of South East Asia, the last home of the orangutan, are disappearing far faster than experts have previously supposed according to a new Rapid Response report from the UN Environment Programme.


GEO Year Book 2007 Underlines Environmental Risks and Opportunities of Globalization
GEO Year Book 2007 is the work of over 80 scientists and policy experts  from across the globe and has been written to inform the debate being held by environment ministers at the GC/GMEF. [ Français ] [ Español ]


Infusing ‘Intelligence’ into the Globalized Economy Key Theme at Annual Gathering of Environment Ministers
The ministers attending the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum, will be searching for ways to put globalization on a more sustainable and intelligent path.


Putting Globalization on More ‘Intelligent’ Path Unites UNEP’s 2007 Champions of the Earth
Seven leaders whose achievements range from chemical safety, sustainable waste management and the greening of sporting events to the conservation of deserts, rainforests and the global climate are to be honoured as Champions of the Earth 2007.[ Français ]

Delivering as One - High-Level Panel Report
Delivering as One - Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment.