Harmful Substances Press Releases

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
25-9-2014 00:00:00

Caribbean's Largest Small Island Developing State Charts New Pathway to a Sustainable Future

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP's Deputy Executive Director Visits Cuba for the first time to meet Authorities in Wake of Third International Conference on SIDS
17-9-2014 00:00:00

Large Scale Clean-Up of Oil Pollution in Ogoniland Discussed in Abuja

Federal Government of Nigeria Convenes Meeting on Implementation of Recommendations of 2011 UNEP Assessment
16-9-2014 00:00:00

New UNEP Report Outlines Blue-Green Economy and Island Innovation Opportunities in Small Island Developing States

With almost 30 per cent of SIDS populations living in areas less than 5 metres above sea level and the size of storms in some cases exceeding the size of whole islands, estimated losses to SIDS economies could become overwhelming
1-9-2014 00:00:00

Mozambique Works to Break Vicious Circle of Environmental Degradation and Poverty


5-8-2014 00:00:00

Reducing Mercury Impacts in Small-Scale Gold Mining


25-7-2014 00:00:00

Montreal Protocol Parties Discuss Issues Related to the Protection of the Ozone Layer

The Open-Ended Working Group also discussed alternatives to ozone-depleting substances in various sectors, current and future demand for those alternatives, their economic costs and implications, as well as the environmental benefits of avoiding alternatives to ODSs with high-global warming potential.
21-7-2014 00:00:00

Conference to Spotlight New e-Waste Management Solutions for Kenya

Kenya and UNEP host National e-Waste Conference and Exhibition
28-5-2014 00:00:00

From Protecting Bluefin Tuna to Saving the World's Wetlands and Championing Sustainable Development Causes: Zayed International Prize Honours Top Environmentalists

The Zayed International Prize for the Environment is the most prestigious and valuable international environmental award worldwide worth USD 1 million
7-5-2014 00:00:00

Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hamper Pathway to Inclusive Green Economy, Experts Say


28-4-2014 00:00:00

Governments Review Issues to Top World Environment Agenda Ahead of First-Ever UN Environment Assembly

Committee of Permanent Representatives to UNEP gather in Nairobi ahead of the first session of the world's preeminent environmental meeting.
25-3-2014 00:00:00

Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Forum Approves Decisions to Advance Sustainable Development in Region

Acknowledging the need and opportunities for global-scale leadership by this region for the world´s environment, through the Los Cabos Declaration, the Ministers confirmed the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean as one of the most relevant spaces for political and policy dialogue to establish and identify regional priorities.
16-3-2014 00:00:00


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