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Nairobi to Host Half-Marathon to Celebrate UNEP Upgrade

Feb 11, 2013 No Comments by

To celebrate the decision to strengthen and upgrade the United Nations Environment Programme  to universal membership, UNEP, Athletics Kenya, and the Paul Tergat Foundation are holding a 21 kilometer half-marathon. The UNEP Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 24th, 2013, following the first universal session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Forum. The decision, reached [...]

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UNECA Affirms Commitment to Support Implementation of RIO+20 Outcomes

Nov 23, 2012 No Comments by

At the  Eighth Session of the Committee on Food Security and Sustainable Development , held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 19th to 21st, 2012, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has assured stakeholders of its firm commitment to support member states in implementing the outcomes of the Rio+20 conference. According to Josue Dione, the UNECA [...]

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Poverty Alleviation and Conservation Together, Says WWF President

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments by

In a blog post for WWF-Australia, WWF International President Yolanda Kakabadse makes a case for treating poverty alleviation and conservation as two sides of the same coin.  In this article, she bemoans Rio+20′s failure to produce substantive governmental action, and suggests that the reason why the Millennium Development Goals and Rio+20 are two separate entities is the result of [...]

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International Court for the Environment Discussion

Jul 16, 2012 No Comments by

The International Court for the Environment Coalition (a UK-based NGO with 501(c)(3) status in the United States) will be holding a meeting to discuss the creation of an international environmental tribunal. The main speakers at the event will be Stephen Hockman QC, former President of the United Kingdom Bar Council and founder of the Coalition, which [...]

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Human Rights and the Environment

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments by

A new report released on June 20th, in conjunction with an event held at the Rio+20 Conference, co-authored by UNEP and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), addresses human rights and the environment. “This report addresses how human rights and the environment can play an integral, indivisible role in achieving sustainable development and [...]

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Global Partnership on Marine Litter Launched

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments by

A Global Partnership on Marine Litter, which will be led by the United Nations Environment Programmme (UNEP), was announced on June 18th at a launch event during the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro. The new global partnership will act as a co-ordinating forum, bringing together diverse organizations working in the same field and encouraging [...]

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