United Nations Day


The United Nations Country Team in Zimbabwe in partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe, will commemorate the UN Day under the theme "A Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication”. A Symposium would be organised around this theme, bringing together national and international actors, with a focus on a green economy and the critical issues of sustainable energy and decent jobs.

A green economy is defined as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. Practically speaking, a green economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This development path should maintain, enhance, and where necessary, rebuild natural capital as a critical economic asset and source of public benefit, especially for poor people whose livelihoods and security depend strongly on nature.