Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry

bullet1 GLOBAL

bullet2 United Nations Environment Programme

HQ situated in Kenya


Type of NGO:  UN body,

Interest in Forestry: peripheral

Contact method: email : 



UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system.  UNEP's mission is 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 is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet’s natural assets for sustainable development. UNEP works with many partners: United Nations entities, international organizations, national governments, non-governmental organizations, business, industry, the media and civil society.

What UNEP does

-Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends

-Developing international agreements and national environmental instruments

-Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment

-Integrating economic development and environmental protection

-Facilitating the transfer of knowledge and technology for sustainable development

Encouraging new partnerships and mind-sets within civil society and the private sector