Speeches

Secretary-General's Message on International Mother Earth Day

Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia.
4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Remarks By UNEP Chief Scientist Jacqueline McGlade at the IPCC Working Group III Approval Session

The following are remarks by United Nations Environment Programme Chief Scientist Jacqueline McGlade at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III Approval Session in Berlin, Germany
4/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Statement By Achim Steiner at the IPCC Working Group II Approval Session

The following are remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner at the IPCC WGII Approval Session in Yokohama, Japan
3/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Statement by Achim Steiner at the 19th Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

Los Cabos, Mexico, 12-14 March 2014
3/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

Statement by Achim Steiner at UAE-hosted Inaugural Conference on Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy, or PAGE, is a direct response to the call made in paragraph 66 of the Rio+20 Outcome document for cooperation within the UN system to assist countries in their transitions to a green economy.
3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Message by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on World Wildlife Day

"Go Wild for Wildlife"
3/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Remarks by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the 126th Session of the International Olympic Committee


2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Address by Achim Steiner at the Signing of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement Between the Government of Iraq and UNEP

The agreement will provide a framework for long term collaboration to address priority environmental issues in the context of sustainable national development.
1/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

Address by Achim Steiner at the Tenth Plenary Session of the Group on Earth Observations and the Geneva Ministerial Summit (GEO-X)

GEO X's focus this year is on strengthening the link between in situ and satellite data is particularly crucial for UNEP's core mandate to keep the environment under review
1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Keynote Address by Achim Steiner UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA)

Agriculture is the single most important sector in providing the basic necessities for human existence and livelihoods today. In addition to producing bioenergy and foodstuffs, it accounts for roughly 40 per cent of the world's labour force, or about 1.3 billion people.
1/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Ibrahim Thiaw at the Second Session of the IPBES Plenary, Antalya, Turkey, 9 December 2013

Today represents a milestone in our efforts to counter the degradation and loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
12/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Speech by Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director UNEP at the 18th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention

Most of the waste we produce on land eventually reaches the oceans, either through deliberate dumping or from run-off through drains and rivers. According to recent studies, over 80 percent of marine pollution comes from land-based activities.
12/5/2013 12:00:00 AM


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