Foundation: 5 June 1972

Executive Director: Achim Steiner

Headquarter: Nairobi, Kenya

United Nations Environment Programme coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices.
UNEP has aided in the formulation of guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) work encompasses:
1. Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
2. Developing international and national environmental instruments
3. Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment