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Press releases & Media advisories

Press releases

World pledges to protect polluted, degraded planet as it adopts blueprint for more sustainable future (March 15, 2019)

UN Alliance For Sustainable Fashion addresses damage of ‘fast fashion’ (March 14, 2019)

Human health in dire straits if urgent actions are not made to protect the environment, warns landmark UN report (March 13, 2019)

3-5°C temperature rise is now ‘locked-in’ for the Arctic (March 13, 2019)

SWITCH to Green initiatives show how to build sustainable societies (March 13, 2019)

UN calls for urgent rethink as resource use skyrockets (March 12, 2019)

Research highlights true impacts of plastics on our planet, ecosystems, people (March 12, 2019)

Opening remarks by Minister Siim Kissler, Minister of  Environment for Estonia and President of the fourth UN Environment Assembly (March 11, 2019)

Fourth UN Environment Assembly Statement by the Acting Executive Director (March 11, 2019)

UN report: Urgent action needed to tackle chemical pollution as global production is set to double by 2030 (March 11, 2019)

World leaders gather at UN’s top environmental body to ramp up solutions for sustainable economies (March 11, 2019)

Cutting-edge technologies unveiled at Sustainable Innovation Expo in Nairobi (March 11, 2019)

Beijing air improvements provide model for other cities (March 09, 2019)

UN Environment Acting Executive Director issues forceful appeal ahead of UN Environment Assembly (March 6, 2019)

It is time to fix the broken nitrogen cycle says UN Environment Frontiers Report (March 4, 2019)

Media advisories

UN Environment Assembly (March 11 - 15)  World to zero in on solutions for the future at 4th UN Environment Assembly. (March 11 - 15)





Press conferences

Closing press conference (March 15, 12.00noon)




Events open to the media

Speaking Youth to Power; Townhall Debate and Cocktail (March 14, 05:45pm) 
The Youth to Power townhall will involve a dynamic panel of selected UN Young Champions of the Earth and other inspiring young voices and a high level audience including: CEOs and top executives; leaders from civil-society groups; inter-governmental groups; government and other invited dignitaries. The session will be skilfully moderated in a way that makes it as discursive and engaging as possible between the ‘older’ and ‘younger’ generations present.

Seating will be reserved for confirmed VIPs and youth voices in the front rows. The rest of the venue will be on a first-come-first serve basis - with all welcome


UN Environment spokespeople

Naysán Sahba: Director, Communications Division 

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