UN calls for urgent action to preserve 'Garden of Eden' in southern Iraq

Issuing a strong warning about the disappearance of marshlands in southern Iraq, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today said post-war rehabilitation efforts should take special account of people and wildlife in the area.

UN agency to launch new sports and environment initiative for youth

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is set to launch a new initiative encouraging environmental awareness among youth and action through sports and sporting events.