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UNEP's North American region comprises Canada and the United States of America. UNEP RONA’s mission is to build support in the region for UNEP's work, to promote effective responses to international environmental challenges and to foster cooperation on environmental issues between North America and the broader international community. To achieve this mission, UNEP RONA’s strategy is to promote collaboration between UNEP and all sectors of North American society, including U.S. and Canadian governmental institutions, the private sector and civil society groups, and to provide UNEP with North American perspectives.

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  • 24 Apr 2014
    Celebrities Gisele Bündchen, Don Cheadle, Yaya Touré and Ian Somerhalder Issue Call to Action for World Environment Day
    Nairobi, 24 April 2014 - Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, actors Don Cheadle and Ian Somerhalder and footballer Yaya Touré – all UNEP Goodwill Ambassadors – have launched a challenge to see who can rally the most registered activities for World Environment Day 2014. Their call to action, Message in the Bottle, asks individuals around the world to join one of the celebrities’ teams and make a difference by pledging to take action in support of World Environment Day. These pledges can be registered at wedchallenge.com

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Today, UNEP launched the Video-Blogging Competition Showdown
    Today, UNEP launched the Video-Blogging Competition Showdown, where we will be promoting the five finalists of the World Environment Day video-blogging competition until April 27. The finalists will show us their efforts in promoting their video messages through social media, and the popularity of the video will be one important factor in the selection of the big winner by award-winning American actor and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Don Cheadle. Each of the five videos is very different from the other, and it's quite interesting to see what these young video-bloggers came up with. For more information and to view the videos, visit: http://unep.org/wed/vlogging-competition

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UNEP's Regional Office for North America (RONA) will hold a North American Major Groups and Stakeholders Consultation on 3-4 December 2013, at the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. For more information about UNEP’s civil society involvement, click here.

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"As the voice of the environment in the United Nations, UNEP is proud that its Regional Office for North America has achieved LEED Gold certification. This achievement demonstrates that green building and office practices are indeed possible, through strong partnerships and a shared commitment to our planet."

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UNEP Executive Director

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