UNEP Strengthened and Upgraded to Implement The Future We Want

February 22, 2012
United Nations Environment Programme

Nairobi - Starting from  an office above a supermarket 40 years-ago, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) was today modernized into a strengthened and upgraded institution better able to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

The decision, by ministers of the environment meeting at the UNEP Governing Council, implements the call by Heads of States and governments in the Future We Want forged at the close of Rio+20 last June.