Disasters & Conflicts Press Releases

Crime Fighters Recognized for Tackling Illegal Trade in Wildlife, Chemicals and Waste

Environment crime undermines sustainable development. It is not only a threat to species, to habitats and to ecosystems, but also to human health, livelihoods and national economies
21/05/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Annual Report 2014 Highlights Many Environmental Successes

Global Cooperation Reversed Ozone Depletion, Renewables Reached New Heights and First UNEA Advanced Environmental Agenda
20/05/2015 00:00:00

Korea Pledges Additional US$800,000 for Partnership for Action on Green Economy


20/05/2015 00:00:00

Inaugural Environment Ministers Forum Calls for Enhanced Action for a Resilient, Resource Efficient Asia Pacific

Ministers optimistic on moving Asia Pacific countries towards inclusive green economies
20/05/2015 00:00:00

New Handbook Explores How Trade Can Drive the Transition to a Green Economy

Global Trade Reached US$23.4 Trillion in 2013, Highlighting Financial Power that Could be Harnessed for Sustainable Development.
28/04/2015 00:00:00

WTO and UNEP Enhance Dialogue on Trade and Environmental Issues

The event brought together leaders and renowned experts in the fields of trade and environment
28/04/2015 00:00:00

African Leaders to Develop Common Plan for Stopping Wildlife Crime

Conference to seek advancement of Africa-wide strategy to tackle illegal trade in wild fauna and flora.
27/04/2015 00:00:00

UN Offers to Provide Support to Victims of Nepal Earthquake

United Nations humanitarian aid agencies and partners are currently mounting a large response.
27/04/2015 00:00:00

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


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