United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) sets the global environmental agenda and is the leading environmental authority worldwide. It has been developed within the United Nations framework to develop sustainability and environmental policy. It enables nations to improve the quality of life without impeding the future of the future generations.

About UNEP

UNEP was founded by Maurice Strong following the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972. The UN Environment has given aid in the construction of policies and treaties on issues including harmful chemical trade, transboundary air pollution and the contamination of international airways. The headquarters is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Up until now there have been six executive directors, two of which from Canada, one from Egypt, one from Germany, one from Brazil, and the current director, Erik Solheim, from Norway.


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If you would like to get in touch with UNEP, whether it be for general information or about specific involvement with one of their schemes or campaigns, please use the below contact information to get in touch.

Send a letter to...

Division of Early Warning and Assessment
United Nations Environment Programme
P.O. Box 30552 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Or get in touch by email

geo.head@unep.org