Author: EMG Secretariat

Sustainable Infrastructure for the SDGs 26 February, 2019, Palais des Nations, Room IX Given infrastructure’s cross-cutting relevance to all of the SDGs, as well as the complex, networked properties of infrastructure systems themselves, an integrated approach to infrastructure planning and development is crucial. This approach considers the interlinkages between different infrastructure systems, sectors, project phases, locations, […]

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Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste (Date and Venue to be Advised)   Register The dialogue will consider the Sound Management of Chemicals and Waste as an example of an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability along the supply chain. Looking closely at the life cycle of chemicals from the production stages till the disposal of waste […]

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Environment, Peace and Security 24 January 2019, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland Maison de la Paix, Petal 4 – Conference Room 1 13:00 – 17:30 (Geneva Time, GMT+1) Register To watch the live-stream please click here This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of ways in which the environment, peace […]

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Register here Law for Environmental Sustainability 19 November 2018, International Environment House II, Geneva, Switzerland 13:00 – 18:00 (Geneva Time, GMT+1) Click to access the recording of the dialogue The Dialogue was a response to the call by the Senior Officials of EMG to address the issue of law for environmental sustainability in the context […]

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The United Nations System-wide Framework of Strategies on the Environment (SWFS) is as a platform where, participation, collaboration, and data inputs by Member Agencies aims to generate added value, not only to the UN System as a whole, but also to individual agencies. The SWFS provides annual and updated gaps-and-opportunities analysis to Member Agencies and […]

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Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability The Dialogue was organized in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the 23 October 2018, at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Many UN agencies contributed to this Dialogue, including, UN Environment, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Office of the […]

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The UN Food Gardens (UNFG) is a voluntary UN staff initiative establishing food gardens on the premises of the UN Headquarters in New York. Its mission is to advocate environmental responsibility, food security, small-scale urban agriculture and community building by leading by example and showcase the process of growing food in an increasingly challenging urban landscape. The […]

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The Peer Review Process was initiated in 2012 by the Environment Management Group with the aim of reviewing the environmental sustainability profile and performance of UN agencies. It involves one or more agencies reviewing the environmental performance of their peers’ facilities and internal operations. This February, a new Peer Review was initiated involving the United […]

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is strongly committed to diminishing its environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from air travel, vehicle fleets and facilities, and through reductions in water consumption, paper use, and waste. In its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, UNICEF renewed its commitment to improving the eco-efficiency of operations and to become an […]

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) celebrates the publication of three inspiring reports on the numerous and dangerous relations between climate change and food security, marine safeguarding and water stress. The Nutrition Advantage, Harnessing nutrition co-benefits of climate-resilient agriculture studies how investments in climate-resilient agriculture can result in the beneficial delivery of means to secure […]

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