Disasters & Conflicts Press Releases

Organized Crime in Wildlife, Gold and Timber, Worth Over One Billion USD, Further Fuels Conflict in Eastern DR Congo - UN Report

Experts estimate that 10-30 per cent of this illegal trade (around US$ 72-426 million per annum) goes to transnational organized criminal networks based outside eastern DRC
16/04/2015 00:00:00

Italy to Lead Global Celebrations of World Environment Day, Spark Action on Sustainable Future

World Environment Day 2015 to Take Centre Stage at Milan Expo.
07/04/2015 00:00:00

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery - New Study

Rebuilding livelihoods in post conflict countries is a critical component of peacebuilding and economic recovery.
03/04/2015 00:00:00

Secretary-General Appoints Elliott Harris of Trinidad and Tobago Assistant Secretary-General and Head of UNEP New York Office

Mr. Harris has led and plays a central role in UNEP's contribution to the Post 2015 development agenda process and important inter-agency coordination mechanisms.
01/04/2015 00:00:00

World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

First major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda reached at landmark UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.
18/03/2015 00:00:00

UN Heads Call for Collective Action to Tackle Disaster Risk in Sendai

Mr. BAN-Ki Moon, highlighting the importance of linking disaster risk reduction to sustainable development and efforts to tackle climate change.
15/03/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Launches Children's Painting Competition under Theme of Sustainable Energy

Targeting young people between the ages of 9 and 14, the competition aims to raise awareness on energy consumption and energy savings.
13/03/2015 00:00:00

Pastoralism Provides Crucial Services to Humanity, Can Support Green Economy Transition

Better Management of Neglected Sector Would Boost Water Regulation and Biodiversity and Sequester up to 9.8 per cent of Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions
09/03/2015 00:00:00

African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C

At the Closing of the 15th Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment African Ministers Call for Adaptation-Mitigation Parity in 2015 Climate Agreement, to Keep Global Temperature Rise Below 1.5°C Cairo Declaration shows Africa's Resolve to: Enhance Natural Resources Management, Integrate Inclusive Green Economy into Development Planning, Develop Common Strategy on Wildlife, Redress Inequity.
06/03/2015 00:00:00

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo

Egyptian President Receives UNEP Executive Director and African Ministers in Cairo
06/03/2015 00:00:00

UN Secretary-General: World Threatened by Dangerous and Unacceptable Levels of Risk from Disasters

The report estimates that an investment of US$6 billion annually in disaster risk management would result in avoided losses of US$360 billion over the next 15 years.
05/03/2015 00:00:00

Organized Crime Threat to Wild Species on the Increase, Says UN on Wildlife Day

UN General Assembly Marks the Day with Special Session
03/03/2015 00:00:00


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