UN Environment Programme (UNEP) raises awareness and advocates for effective action on pressing environmental challenges. We communicate directly with decision makers and citizens worldwide – both within and beyond the environmental community – to inspire positive change in households, businesses, cities and countries around the globe.
Our thematic campaigns inform, inspire and commit people around the globe to act on behalf of the planet. They support delivery on UN Environment Assembly resolutions, our programme of work, and, ultimately, the Sustainable Development Goals.
By harnessing the power of prominent voices and social media, these efforts have seen considerable success, on issues ranging from the pollution of our oceans to the illegal trade in wildlife.
For example, World Environment Day is the UN's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a widely celebrated, global platform for public outreach.