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Joint Initiative News Bulletins

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The Joint Initiative is a unique, multi-stakeholder project that convenes environmental and humanitarian actors to work together towards minimizing the environmental causes and consequences of crises and improve the quality and accountability of humanitarian aid. The initiative aims to improve coordination between environmental and humanitarian actors with particular focus…

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

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The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is an official day declared by the UN General Assembly to highlight the environmental degradation brought about by armed conflict. To celebrate this important milestone, this publication details the work being conducted by UN…

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

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As part of its collaboration with the Joint Initiative (Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action) project, the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit activated its pilot Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action in Somalia, where severe flooding has impacted the country and the neighbouring regions.

Environment and Emergencies Training (EET) – Slovenia

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From 16 to 21 September 2017, Slovenia received an edition of the Environment and Emergencies Training (EET), organized jointly by the United Nations, the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), and the Slovenian Administration for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, with financial support of…

The Joint Initiative – the Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action

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A Joint Initiative to improve engagement and coordination between environmental…

UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) Missions in 2016

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The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit (JEU) facilitated 10 missions in…

Green Star Awards – Excellence in Preparedness, Prevention & Response

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The Green Star Awards is a collaborative initiative between the…

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