UN Offices in New York
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New York Office

We elevate the environment voice in global processes at UNHQ for enduring results in overcoming sustainability challenges

People, Planet and Prosperity

Explore the state of the climate, what’s happening now, the progress made and what…

Climate Stability

We protect and restore ecosystems and the goods and services they provide.

Living in Harmony with Nature

We work to minimize the adverse effects of chemicals and pollution on human health and…


UNEP’s New York Office is a devoted bridge builder, specialized in establishing and maintaining critical links with the UN Secretariat, UN organizations and entities headquartered in New York, Permanent Missions to the UN, civil society organizations, academic institutions and others.

The New York Office provides strategic policy guidance in the context of the UN’s work on sustainable development. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our New York Office is even more relevant with the follow-up and review of the Agenda and the strengthening of links between the UN Environment Assembly and New York-based mechanisms, including the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

What we do

We work with governments, civil society, UN bodies, and other partners to build bridges and provide strategic policy advice.

Meet the Head of Office

Ms. Ligia Noronha began her role as United Nations Assistant Secretary- General and Head of the New York Office at UNEP on 1 April 2021. 

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Emissions Gap Report 2022

This report provides an in-depth exploration of how to deliver a system-wide transformation to limit greenhouse gas emissions, looking at the required actions in the electricity supply, industry, transport and buildings sectors, and the food and financial systems.

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  • Chemicals & Pollution Action
  • Climate Action
  • Disasters & Conflicts
  • Environment Under Review
  • Environmental Rights and Governance
  • Nature Action
  • Resource Efficiency

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Contact us

UN Environment, New York Office
2 UN Plaza, Rm. DC2-803, 323 E. 44th St., New York, NY 10017
Phone:  212-963-8210
Fax:  212-963-7341
Email:  unepnyo@un.org