The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was first established in 1972, after the United Nation's Conference on the Human Environment.
UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
UNEP is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet’s natural assets for sustainable development. UNEP works with many partners: United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, business, industry, the media and civil society.
UNEP assesses global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; develops international agreements and national environmental instruments; strenghens institutions for the wise management of the environment; integrates economic development and environmental protection; facilites the transfer of knowledge and technology for sustainable development; and encourages new partnerships and mind-sets within civil society and the private sector.
UNEP’s global headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya. By being situated in Africa, UNEP has a first-hand understanding of the environmental issues developing countries are faced with. UNEP is represented globally by six regional offices.
Website: UNEP Homepage
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