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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the signing of an MOU between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that is set to ensure better support for the functioning of critical ecosystem services that underlie food security

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the signing of an MOU between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that is set to ensure better support for the functioning of critical ecosystem services that underlie food security

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UNEA: Opening Session of the Global Youth Gathering, June 18 2014

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UNEA: Open Dialogue with Achim Steiner

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UNEA Opening Ceremony

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UNEA: Opening Press Conference and Launch of 2014 UNEP Year Book

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UNEA: Reception hosted by Government of Kenya

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UNEA: Launch of the Rapid Response Assessment Report

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UNEA Unplugged

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Opening of the United Nations Environment Assembly High-Level Segment

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Opening of the United Nations Environment Assembly High-Level Segment

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UNEA: Press Conference on Oceans

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UNEA: Announcement of the 7th cycle of the Zayed Prize

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UNEA: Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

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UNEA Closing Plenary

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UNEA Closing Plenary

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits the Nairobi National Park

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visits the Nairobi National Park

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UNEA Closing Plenary June 27, 2014

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UNEA Closing Plenary June 27, 2014

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UNEA: Press Conference Civil Society & Major Groups

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UNEA: G77 & China Ministerial Luncheon

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19th Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean at Los Cabos, Mexico, March 2014

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19th Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean at Los Cabos, Mexico, March 2014

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19th Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of the Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean at Los Cabos, Mexico, March 2014

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner (L) and UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad (R) sign an agreement during the 1st international PAGE conference in Dubai, March 2014

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner (L) and UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Dr Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad (R) sign an agreement during the 1st international PAGE conference in Dubai, March 2014

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner with the Environment Minister of Iraq Eng. Sargon Lazar Slewa at the signing ceremony of an Agreement to bolster environmental recovery and peace-building, January 26, 2014.

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Group photo at the signing ceremony of an agreement between UNEP and the Government of Iraq, January 26, 2014.

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner visits Iraq to sign an Agreement to bolster environmental recovery and peace-building, January 26, 2014.

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner with the Environment Minister of Iraq Eng. Sargon Lazar Slewa at the signing ceremony, January 26, 2014.

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UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner with the Environment Minister of Iraq Eng. Sargon Lazar Slewa at the signing ceremony, January 26, 2014.

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On Friday, 17 January 2014, UNEP Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner met with Germany's newly appointed Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Dr. Barbara Hendricks, in Berlin.

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Mr. Yang Zhenwu, Minister of the Communist Party of China Shanghai Committee's Publicity Department, and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at the Green Shanghai Photography Exhibition, 17 February 2013

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Mr. Yang Zhenwu, Minister of the Communist Party of China Shanghai Committee's Publicity Department, and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at the Green Shanghai Photography Exhibition, 17 February 2013

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Mr. Yang Zhenwu, Minister of the Communist Party of China Shanghai Committee's Publicity Department, and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at the Green Shanghai Photography Exhibition, 17 February 2013

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Left to right. Tomoko Nishimoto, Director, Division of Regional Cooperation (DRC), Mr. Liu Guangyuan, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Yang Zhenwu, Minister of the Communist Party of China Shanghai Committee's Publicity Department, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, Mr. Zhang Lei, Chinese Deputy Permanent Representative to UNEP, at the Green Shanghai Photography Exhibition, 17 February 2013

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UNEP and Chinese officials at the unveiling of the Green Shanghai Photography Exhibition, 17 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, welcomes delegates to the First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council, Global Ministerial Environment Forum, 18 February 2013

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Amina Mohamed, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP, Ms Sahle-Work Zewde , Director-General of UNON, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco, the President of Kenya, Hon. Mwai Kibaki, H.E. Mr. Federico Ramos de Armas, outgoing President of the UNEP Governing Council and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, 18th February 2013

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HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco signing the UNEP Guest book with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, and Mr Lahoucine Tijiani, Vice President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection - Morocco, signing a collaboration agreement with UNEP, 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, and Mr Lahoucine Tijiani, Vice President of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection - Morocco, at the signing ceremony, 18 February 2013

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Group photo at the signing ceremony between UNEP and the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection - Morocco, 18 February 2013

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HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council, Global Ministerial Environment Forum, 18 February 2013

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HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council, Global Ministerial Environment Forum, 18 February 2013

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HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council, Global Ministerial Environment Forum, 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, presenting HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa of Morocco with the UNEP 40th Anniversary book at the UNEP Headquarters, 18 February 2013

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Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki (second from right) enters the UN Office in Nairobi, 18 February 2013

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Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki signs the guest book at the UN Office in Nairobi, 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director presents his annual policy statement to the First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum, 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director greets Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, 18 February 2013

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Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director and UNEP Deputy Executive Director Amina Mohamed, 18 February 2013

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VIPs walking to the meeting room, 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director addresses the delegates at the First Universal Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum 18 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director and Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco during the ministerial consultation, 18 February 2013

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Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh, Vice-President of Iran and Head of Environmental Protection Organization of Iran, signing an agreement with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, 19 February 2013

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Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh, Vice-President of Iran and Head of Environmental Protection Organization of Iran, after the signing an agreement with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, 19 February 2013

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Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh, Vice-President of Iran and Head of Environmental Protection Organization of Iran, presenting Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, with a gift, 19 February 2013

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Group photo at the signing ceremony of an agreement between UNEP and the Government of Iran, 19 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, addresses the crowds at the Think. Eat. Save food waste banquet, 19 February 2012

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A view of the dais during the dialogue (l-r): Yoon Jung-Soo, Vice-Minister for Environment, Republic of Korea, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, Juan José Guerra Abud, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico, and Doris Leuthard, Federal Counselor for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication, Switzerland, 19 February 2013

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A view of the dais during the lunch time dialogue on green economy, 19 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director and Hassan Hilal , GC President during the ministerial consultations, 20 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director greets the delegate from the Maldives, 20 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director speaks with delegates, 20 February 2013

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UNEP Deputy Executive Director Amina Mohamed, GC Secretary Jamil Ahmad and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, 21 February 2013

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Closing press conference with announcements on the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and host country of World Environment Day 2013 (l-r): Tulga Buya Vice-Minister of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, Hassan Abdel Hilal, GC President, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, UNFCCC Executive Director Christiana Figueres, and Nick Nuttall, Director of UNEP's Division of Communications and Public Information, 22 February 2013

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Dan Reifsnyder, US, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, 22 February 2013

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Hassan Hilal, GC President and Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director during the closing press conference, 22 February 2013

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Signing of the agreement between the UNFCCC and UNEP on the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) (l-r): Amina Mohamed, UNEP Deputy Executive Director, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Director, Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, and Hassan Hilal, GC President, 22 February 2013

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Mr. Tulga Buya, Vice Minister of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at the announcement of Mongolia as the Global Host For World Environment Day 2013, 22 February 2013

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Mr. Tulga Buya, Vice Minister of Environment and Green Development, Mongolia, with Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, at the announcement of Mongolia as the Global Host For World Environment Day 2013, 22 February 2013

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Panelists speak to the press following the announcement of Mongolia as the global host for World Environment Day 2013, 22 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, flags off the UNEP Marathon, 24 February 2013

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Achim Steiner, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, Director General of UNON, and Nick Nuttall, Director of UNEP's Division of Communications and Public Information at the presentation ceremony of the men's half marathon, 24 February 2013

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