6 April 2014 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

“This new commemoration on the international calendar will further promote the value of sport as a catalyst for development and peace.”  – Wilfried Lemke
Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace


Nairobi, 29 October 2013 Côte d'Ivoire and Manchester City Football Star Yaya Touré Becomes UNEP Goodwill Ambassador

International football star Yaya Touré today pledged to combat the illegal ivory trade that sees thousands of African elephants slaughtered each year as he was unveiled as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).


Brasília, 13 February 2014 UNEP and Brazilian Ministry of Tourism team up to promote the Green Passport campaign for the FIFA 2014 World Cup

The Brazilian Minister of Tourism and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed an agreement to support the dissemination of sustainable practices the sustainable use of natural resources within the tourism sector by means of the Green Passport campaign.