Press Releases

International Meeting to Protect the World's Sharks Convenes Next Week

The second Meeting of Signatories to the Convention on Migratory Species Sharks MOU will take place in San José, Costa Rica, from 15 to 19 February.
08/02/2016 00:00:00

Kenya Green Universities Network Launched to Promote Sustainability Practices in Higher Education Institutions

With 70 public and private universities in Kenya, there is great potential to promote sustainability both through education and practice.
05/02/2016 00:00:00

Celebrating 40 Years of Cooperation for a Healthy Mediterranean

The Conference of Parties to the Barcelona Convention will be hosted by the Greek Government in Athens from 9 to 12 February. Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw, to represent UNEP
04/02/2016 00:00:00

More than a Billion People Depend on Wetlands for Livelihoods, Says Ramsar Convention Secretariat on World Wetlands Day

Today marks the 45th anniversary of signing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
02/02/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Signs New Agreement with Zayed International Foundation for the Environment

Foundation to contribute US$ 100,000 for the development of a novel textbook on green economy
29/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Executive Director Commemorates Maurice Strong in Ottawa, Visits Foreign Minister

Achim Steiner and Canadian leaders pay tribute to first UNEP Chief
29/01/2016 00:00:00

Nigerian President Buhari Recognizes UNEP's Efforts on Ogoniland Clean-up

Visiting UNEP's Headquarters in Nairobi, the President emphasized Nigeria's commitment to a safe, secure and clean planet ahead of the Second UN Environment Assembly (UNEA)
28/01/2016 00:00:00

Ireland Becomes a Hub for Water Quality Monitoring Excellence with the Opening of New UNEP GEMS/Water Centre

The first-ever UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) held in June 2014 highlighted the importance of GEMS/Water in advancing the water-related targets of the SDGs.
27/01/2016 00:00:00

UNEP Deputy Chief Calls for Measures to Protect Africa's Natural Resources

At a retreat of the AU Executive Council Ibrahim Thiaw discussed fighting illegal trade in wildlife with African Foreign Ministers
27/01/2016 00:00:00

Call for Applications for the 2016 SEED Awards

Green Start-up Enterprises Can Submit Their Candidacy by 21 March 2016
26/01/2016 00:00:00

El Niño threatens at least 60 million people in high-risk developing countries

WHO and its partners predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.
25/01/2016 00:00:00

With UNEP's Support Central Asian States Tighten Cooperation to Achieve SDGs

UNEP solidified its presence in Central Asia this year by opening a new office and organizing a series of key meetings to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
22/01/2016 00:00:00


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