About UN Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Our 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.

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A healthy planet depends on all of us.


Communities for Conservation

Four Heads of State, dozens of community representatives and private sector leaders met this week at the first-ever Africa Wildlife Economy Summit in Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe.

Our funding

Find out about where our funding comes from, how we spend it, and why we deliver excellent value for money.

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Contact Us

United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 (0)20 762 1234
Email: unep-newsdesk@un.org
Media enquiries: unep-newsdesk@un.org