The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UNEP work encompasses:

  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
  • Developing international and national environmental instruments
  • Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment


“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.”

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Nairobi, Kenya
International Public Sector
UN Environment's Science Division is responsible for analyzing the state of the global environment, providing early warning information and assessing global and regional environmental trends to catalyze and promote international cooperation and action on the environment. This post is located in the Science Division at the Nairobi Duty Station.

General coordination and implementation of the Marine Litter portfolio of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA): Further develop, implement and evaluate the marine litter programmes and projects; Monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation;  Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions.