United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Established as a result of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, UNEP's mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships 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 the first UN agency
to be based in a developing country with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
It also has offices and UNEP-administered convention secretariats in Bangkok,
Bonn, Geneva, Manama (Bahrain), Mexico City, Nairobi, New York, Osaka,
Paris, Montreal and Vienna.
UNEP's Governing bodies include:
UNEP's activities cover a wide range of environmental issues and environmental related problems and sustainable development. Its present programme of work focuses on five areas:
Assessment and Early Warning
The resources available to UNEP for the administration and implementation of its programme come from four distinct sources:
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