Harmful Substances Press Releases

The Swiss expedition "Race for Water Odyssey" Reaches New York

The world's oceans receive an enormous amount of litter each year, much of which is persistent and creates marine pollution that is global and intergenerational.
04/09/2015 00:00:00

Global Alliance Announces Goal to Eliminate Lead in Paint by 2020

UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Don Cheadle, Urges Governments and Global Citizens to Commit to Tackle Climate Change, Protect the Environment and Eliminate Lead in Paint.
21/04/2015 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

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

Africa Celebrates Africa Environment Day and Life of Wangari Maathai

The role of women in sustainable natural resource management and the fight against wildlife crime are the major themes of this year's event.
03/03/2015 00:00:00

UNEP Chief, Philippines Environment Secretary Explore Cooperation on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Other Issues

Mr. Steiner applauded the leadership of the Philippines within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the innovation it has demonstrated at the national level
02/03/2015 00:00:00

Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining

Adopted in 2013, the Minamata Convention on Mercury aims to combat the global threat posed to human health and the environment from mercury pollution worldwide.
12/02/2015 00:00:00

Dutch Rally Support for a Europe Wide Microplastic Ban

Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic that have been added to possibly thousands of personal care products sold around the world
16/01/2015 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Averts Threat of Large Increases in Skin Cancers

The report notes that without the Montreal Protocol, runaway ozone depletion would have led to large increases in UV radiation around the world, with major consequences for the risk of skin cancer.
16/01/2015 00:00:00

New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

Product Recalls Cost Companies Millions; While Companies Responding to Market Demand for Safer Products Are Seeing Growth in Sales
15/12/2014 00:00:00

Progress Towards Ogoniland Clean-up following Geneva Talks

The Geneva meetings have brought new momentum to the restoration efforts for Ogoniland.
27/11/2014 00:00:00

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation

An additional 18 countries sign the Minamata Convention at a high-level event during the opening of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly
25/09/2014 00:00:00


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