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Organogram
UN Environment Organigramme - January 2017
United Nations Environment Programme
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2017
GEO
Summary of the sixth global environment outlook GEO-6 regional assessments: Key findings and policy messages: UNEP/EA.2/INF/17
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The present note summarizes the key findings and policy messages stemming from the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) assessments conducted for the six United Nations Environment Programme regions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia1,2), pursuant to resolution 1/4 of the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.


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2016
Monograph
Radiation: Effects and sources
United Nations Environment Programme

This publication is based on the major scientific reports of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) published in the last 25 years and aims to expand public knowledge on levels of exposure to ionizing radiation and possible associated effects. This publication does not set, or even recommend, radiation safety standards, rather, it provides information on basic science related to radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation effects (on humans and the environment) and on radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the public understand what radiation is and how it affects life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.


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2016
Infographics
Lead [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
Factsheets
Ensuring the sound management of chemicals and wastes
United Nations Environment Programme

Chemicals and waste are integral to our everyday life, but they also have major impacts on the environment and human health. As the world’s population approaches 8 billion, the sound management of chemicals and waste is becoming ever more important.


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2016
Programme performance report
UNEP Programme Performance Report 2016
United Nations Environment Programme

UN Environment this year commemorates 45 years of its existence with a track record in leading efforts to protect our environment. Established in December 1972 as a follow up to the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, UN Environment further strengthened its strategic leadership in 2016, exercising its role as a global authority on the environment. It implemented its Medium Term Strategy and Programme of Work, strengthening
its partnership with governments, local authorities, the UN system, the scientific community, business, investors, and civil society. No stakeholder was left behind in the joint effort to address the challenges of sustainability and resilience.


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2016
Technical Report
Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics: Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change
United Nations Environment Programme

Plastic litter in the ocean can be considered a ‘common concern of humankind’. This study summarizes the state of our knowledge on sources, fate and effect of marine plastics debris and microplastics, and describes approaches and potential solutions to address this multifaceted issue. The study is divided into four main sections: Background, Evidence Base, Taking Action, and Conclusions and Key Research Needs.


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2016
Infographics
Lead: Did you know? - Part 1 [Infographic]
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Lead is a widely used metal that is harmful to human health and the environment


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2016
MTS
UNEP Medium Term Strategy 2018-2021
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The medium-term strategy (MTS) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) sets out an analysis of the significant environmental challenges that the world will face in the coming years. Within this framework, the MTS for the period 2018 - 2021 is informed by relevant resolutions and decisions of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the General Assembly and the UNEP Governing Council, and by the strategies and plans of multilateral environmental agreements and other internationally agreed environmental goals.


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2016
Annual Report
United Nations Environment Programme: Annual Report 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP Annual Report


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2016