United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was founded by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1972 in Stockholm.
UNEP's mission is "to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations." UNEP has also a long history of contributing toward the development and implementation of international environmental law (conventions and protocols).
Global Resource Information Database (GRID) is a programme founded by UNEP in 1985. GRID centres collect, process and disseminate spatial environmental data and information. Currently there are 7 organisations collaborating within the network. Main headquarter of the UNEP/GRID programme is located in Nairobi.