United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – UPSC Prelims

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
  • It is an UN agency
  • It coordinates UN’s environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
  • It was founded as a result of the UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in 1972
  • HQ : Nairobi, Kenya
  • UNEP has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects
  • UNEP has aided in the formulation of guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways
  • UNEP is also one of several Implementing Agencies for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol

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