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TUNZA Essay Competition

11th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition

June 2018 | Opportunities for Youth, UNEP

UNEP in partnership with Samsung Engineering will launch ‘The 11thEco-generation Environmental Essay Competition,’ inviting youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the World Environment Day – Beat Plastic Pollution. Deadline for Sub …

UNEP: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concerns

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern

June 2018 | Publications, UNEP

The Frontiers 2017 report presents six emerging issues of environmental concern with global implications. The report highlights emerging challenges for decision makers from government, business and civil society and provides them with the knowledge and …

Towards a Pollution Free Planet

Towards a Pollution-Free Planet

June 2018 | Publications, UNEP

UNEP’s Report, Towards a pollution-free planet, describes the pollution challenge, explores what is already being done to address pollution, and proposes 50 focused and actionable interventions to address pollution in all its forms. The report is a cal …

UNDP WED

Statement by UNDP Administrator for World Environment Day 2018

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNDP

On World Environment Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Administrator, Achim Steiner, reiterated the detrimental effects of single-use plastic, which to date has amassed an island of plastic 3 times the size of France, and is curren …

UNESCO WED

Go Wild for Life!

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNESCO

On World Environment Day, Ms Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) delivered remarks about how wildlife is an integral piece of our environment and biosphere. She has stressed be …

UNEP World Map of Events

World Map of Events

June 2018 | News, UN Entities, UNEP

For the week of World Environmental Day, UNEP put together a World Map of Events which youth can use to help identify global events and activities related to the day. One activity accessed from the map is about a campaign involving 600 students and sco …