Strategy for Sustainability Management in the United Nations System 2020-2030

Phase 1: Environmental sustainability in the area of management

In December 2018, the Secretary-General of the United Nations asked the Organization to raise the level of its internal ambitions and intensify its efforts to combat climate change from within. At the climate summit he had called for, which was held in September 2019, the Secretary-General highlighted that the United Nations was “walking the talk” on environmental sustainability and climate change.

This request raised the profile of mandate from senior officials of the Environment Management Group to develop an internal sustainability vision and strategy for the United Nations beyond 2020 in order to confirm the Organization’s leadership aspirations in the area of internal environmental and social sustainability and to show that the United Nations aligns its own performance with the principles that it has pioneered internationally.

  • Sustainability Management
  • High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM)
  • UN System Strategies


  • CEB.2019.1.Add_.1 - Sustainability Management 2020-2030_Phase I.pdf

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