Speeches

Air pollution: a silent mass murderer - Keynote address by Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director at the opening of the 8th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference


08/06/2016 00:00:00

Wild For Life - Keynote Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Official Opening of World Environment Day in Angola

Ending the illegal trade in wildlife and timber is crucial in ending a poverty cycle which too often works against natural resources, instead of working with them.
05/06/2016 00:00:00

An elephant in the backyard - speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the Nairobi Celebrations of World Environment Day

On this World Environment Day - and the other 364 until the next one we need to take professional action to support the global momentum for change in areas like ending the illegal trade in wildlife, but we also need to take personal action to take care of our own backyard.
03/06/2016 00:00:00

A future for Ogoniland - speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the Launch of the Ogoniland Clean-up and Restoration Programme

"In the last few weeks of my tenure, I wanted to be here, with the people of Ogoniland and it is one of the most meaningful moments of my tenure with the United Nations."
02/06/2016 00:00:00

Opening Remarks by UNEP Executive Director at the Opening Plenary of the Second United Nations Environment Assembly

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23/05/2016 00:00:00

Mainstreaming Biodiversity - Speech by UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner on the occasion of International Biodiversity Day

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22/05/2016 00:00:00

Science for the Real World - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw at the Adaptation Futures Conference, Rotterdam


10/05/2016 00:00:00

Keynote Address by H.E. Ambassador Amina Mohamed on Green Pathways to a Sustainable Future at Strathmore University

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09/05/2016 00:00:00

Green Pathways to a Sustainable Future: Lecture by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme at Strathmore University

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09/05/2016 00:00:00

A Healthy Regard for Environmental Justice - Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the 1st World Environmental Law Congress

A growing number of court cases, international instruments and over a hundred national constitutions now refer to the right to a healthy environment.
30/04/2016 00:00:00

My first elephant was a carcass - Speech by UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Ibrahim Thiaw at the Giants Club Summit

We simply cannot afford to allow poaching to go on for one more day. It does not make moral, economic or political sense.
30/04/2016 00:00:00

UN Environment Programme Executive Director Statement on Paris Agreement Signing

A record number of countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on its opening day.
22/04/2016 00:00:00


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