Africa

UN Environment’s Africa Office is supporting the continent’s journey towards sustainable development.

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Every year, 2.2 million Africans die because they live or work in unhealthy environments

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With nearly 1.2 billion people, Africa is home to 15% of the world's population

The Challenge
Africa faces serious environmental challenges, including land degradation, deforestation, biodiversity loss and extreme vulnerability to climate change.

But the region – which is home to roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population as well as some of its most iconic species – has enormous potential for sustainable growth and environmental conservation.

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What you can do

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  • About this office
  • Our team

UN Environment’s Africa Office is located in Nairobi, Kenya. We also have a sub-regional office for West Africa in Côte d'Ivoire, a liaison office in Ethiopia and an office in South Africa.

We work closely with the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which was established in 1985 following a conference of African ministers of environment held in Cairo, Egypt. 

Read more about our office, or browse previous editions of our newsletter.

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UN Environment, Africa Office

NOF Block 2, Level 1, South-Wing
P.O. Box 30552, 00100
Nairobi, KENYA

Our office is led by Regional Director Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, a native of Benin. A full list of our team members is available here.