United Nations Environmental Programme is a part of United Nations Development Group.It was founded on 5th june 1972 by a Canadian Businessman and philanthropist Maurice Strong who was its first director. The headquarter of UNEP is in Nairobi, Kenya. The present exucutive director of UNEP is Mr Inger Anderson (since 2019 ). The work of UNEP is to regulate the environmental activities of UNTED NATIONS and help countries in the implementations environmental policies and practices. This organization focuses on a wide range of areas such as atmosphere, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and green economic development.
UNEP helps its member countries in achieving sustainable development goals. In the current scenario it mainly focusing on the climate change. UNEP also joined World Meteorological Organization to establish Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) . UNEP is funded by member countries.