June 25, 2014
by Addison Morris
Gllobal environment crime is financing criminal activity and threatening global development, according to a report released Tuesday by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and INTERPOL. The 108-page report, entitled "The Environmental Crime Crisis," details the ways in which illegal trading of ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US on Thursday became the first country to ratify the Minamata Convention, which seeks to bring down emissions and releases of mercury, prompting praise from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). There are currently 93 signatories to the convention, but the US is the only country to have ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Wednesday welcomed a new project initiated by the government of Nigeria to resolve the oil contamination affecting the people of Ogoniland. The Nigeria decision came a year after UNEP first released a report finding that the 50-year oil operation ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Integrative human rights and environmental protection laws and policies should be implemented to achieve sustainable development, according to a joint report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, which was released ...[read more]
October 23, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A Nigerian village on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in US federal court against Royal Dutch Shell PLC alleging the oil company polluted a drinking water well with benzene at levels 900 times the limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The lawsuit is based on a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ...[read more]
February 17, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
The administration of US President Barack Obama on Monday proposed the development of a binding international treaty to regulate global mercury levels. The announcement by US State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment and Sustainable Development Daniel Reifsnyder came at the 25th ...[read more]
March 27, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
From Thursday's UN humanitarian briefing in Amman, Jordan:Q: Michael Jansen, Irish Times: Yesterday a British military briefing officer in Qatar confirmed that they were using Depleted Uranium. What would the legal, health, environmental implications of the use of these shells?Q: These weapons... ...[read more]

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