United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was created in 1972 by the UN General Assembly. The UNEP functions as the designated authority of the United Nations system in environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The UNEP states that its mission is to serve as an advocate, educator, catalyst, and facilitator in promoting wise use of Earth's natural assets for sustainable development. Its activities cover a wide range of topics, including the promotion of environmental science and information and environmental law, to an early warning and emergency response capacity to deal with ...

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