UN Environment’s Europe Office is working to support prosperity, build resilience and boost resource efficiency across the region.

The Challenge
The pan-European region extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Arctic Circle.

The region, which counts 54 countries, is home to some of the wealthiest nations of the world, while others continue to experience extreme poverty and environmental degradation. More than 100 million people in the region still do not have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation, while one third of the population lives in countries where water resources are under substantial pressure. Seventy percent of Europe’s river basins are transboundary. In such a context, cross-border cooperation on ecosystem management is imperative.

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What you can do

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year, join us to help #BeatAirPollution!

World Environment Day 2018

Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is beating plastic pollution. Learn more
  • About this office
  • Our role as host

The UN Environment Regional Office for Europe is located in Geneva. We also have offices in Almaty, Brussels, Moscow, Sarajevo and Vienna. Our Geneva office is home to UN Environment’s Operational Services Center as well as a number of other parts of the organization:


Europe Office

International Environment House
UN Environment Europe
11-13, Chemin des Anemones
CH-1219 Chatelaine

  • +41-22 917 85 37