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Joint Initiative News Bulletins

Initiatives

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…

Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter 2018

News

The UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit’s Environmental Emergencies Centre Newsletter provides users with valuable updates about the EEC website right to their inbox. The newsletter includes stories about recent missions, announcements, new features of the EEC online modules, recommended readings as well as useful links. The newsletter also provides…

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

Initiatives

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…

Radio Story: Hidroituango Dam, Colombia

News

This broadcast by Voces Unidas features the UNEP/OCHA Joint Unit during a deployment mission in Colombia to address a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam. During the Spring of 2018, heavy rains in Colombia led to a series of incidents at the Hidroituango Dam, still under construction.

Activation of Working Group on Remote Environmental Analysis for Humanitarian Action

Initiatives

As part of its collaboration with the Joint Initiative…

IPS – When Environmental Crises Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

News

The article by the Inter Press Service (IPS) highlights…

UNEP Story – Curbing Pollution from extractive industries

News

This article by UN Environment details the adverse effects of…

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