Speeches

Statement by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the Opening of the High Level Plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014

Adopting a landscape approach in policy making can help us to better analyze and assess the trade-offs between different forms of land-use, and to make decisions that are just, and environmentally and economically sound.
7-12-2014 00:00:00

Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Committed to Developing Countries for Ozone Layer Protection

Talks Continue on Efforts to Leverage further Synergies between Ozone Layer Protection and Climate Change Mitigation
27-11-2014 00:00:00

Opening Statement by Achim Steiner at the Joint meeting of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and 26th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol.

By 2030, the Protocol may be preventing 2 million cases of skin cancer each year. It will have prevented significant loss of food crops which in turn would have compounded future severe food security challenges.
17-11-2014 00:00:00

Statement by Achim Steiner at the Opening Plenary of the IUCN World Parks Congress

Protected Areas are the building blocks of healthy land and seascapes and are central to the achievement of global targets
13-11-2014 00:00:00

Opening Statement by UNEP Deputy Director on the 26th Session of the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment (CAMRE), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 9-10 November 2014.


9-11-2014 00:00:00

Statement by the UN Secretary-General on International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

On this international day, let us reaffirm our commitment to protect the environment from the impacts of war, and to prevent future conflicts over natural resources
6-11-2014 00:00:00

Remarks by UNEP Deputy Executive Director on the Occasion of the Sixth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to Prepare a Global Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury

Since the adoption of the Convention just over a year ago, a number of countries have continued their efforts to combat the global, regional and national threat posed by mercury pollution worldwide. I commend those countries for their efforts.
4-11-2014 00:00:00

Statement by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the First Ministerial Forum on Sustainable Transport in Africa


30-10-2014 00:00:00

Keynote Address by Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Delivered on behalf of the Executive Director AT THE OPENING OF COP / MOP 1 Nagoya Protocol
15-10-2014 00:00:00

Address by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director and UN Assistant-Secretary-General at the Opening of the High-Level Segment COP 12

Over the last 60 years, at least 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have had a link to natural resources. In contrast, since 1946, fewer than a quarter of peace agreements aiming to resolve conflicts linked to natural resources have included specific resource management mechanisms.
15-10-2014 00:00:00

Keynote address by Achim Steiner Delivered at the Opening of the 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity

18,788 species out of 52,017, so far assessed by IUCN, are threatened with extinction
6-10-2014 00:00:00

Statement by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the High-level Stock-taking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

As we move forward towards the September 2015 summit and the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, the United Nations system in its entirety will need to rise to the challenge of balancing on one hand our responsibility to articulate a commensurate sustainable development agenda of the 21st century while recognizing that in its implementation we will always face many challenges.
30-9-2014 00:00:00


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