United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Topic: Environmental Refugees
The United Nations Environment Programme was established in 1972 as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm (Sweden) and it is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It has the institutional level of a Programme inside the UN structure, which means its organization and functions are very similar to the ones of a specialized international agency. UNEP´s main goal is to promote the implementation of environmentally friendly policies around the world in order to contribute to the global spread of sustainable development. Essentially, this Programme is committed to sustainability so that the quality of life of future generations can be improved.