United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP], established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment. To accomplish this, UNEP works with a wide range of partners, including United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society.
To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
UNEP has a key role to play in a broad range of activities related to the environment, including providing leadership and information to stakeholders on caring for the environment, and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology for sustainable development.
In order to fulfill this mandate, UNEP offers a wide range of technical guidelines and resources for governments, policy-makers, civil society, private sector and the public at large. This website is designed to serve as a central repository where users may retrieve resources produced by UNEP. Available information includes technical guidelines, clearing-houses, trainer manuals, databases, CDroms, publications and other useful tools.