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16th Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum (GMGSF) and 2nd Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

21-22 and 23-27 May 2016 | UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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UNEA-2 participants on the way to the COW plenary session

UNEA-2The second UN Environment Assembly of the UN Environment Programme (UNEA-2) continued deliberations in the Committee of the Whole (COW) on Tuesday. Idunn Eidheim, COW Chair, acknowledged concerns expressed by delegates the previous day about the organization of work and presented the Bureau’s proposed revised structure of three drafting groups to finalize the draft resolutions for Ministers' consideration later in the week. Delegates agreed to the proposal and two drafting groups convened during the day, while the COW met in plenary. A third drafting group convened in the evening.

Discussions in all three drafting groups continued into the evening.

Many side events, panel discussions and exhibitions took place around the conference venue during the day, including at the Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE).

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB Meeting Coverage, has published a briefing note for the GMGSF 2016 and provided daily web coverage, daily reports from the UNEA-2. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary and analysis report from this meeting, which is available in HTML and PDF format.
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Video Coverage at UNEA-2

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

UNEA-2 participants discussing the organization of work in the COW


L-R: Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP; COW Chair Idunn Eidheim, Norway; Tim Kasten, UNEP; Masa Nagai, UNEP;
and Hushan Al-Fityan, Rapporteur


John Moreti, Botswana


Dong Yao, China

Naohito Watanabe, Japan


Abdullah Khalid Tawlah, Saudi Arabia


Kauna Schröder, Namibia

Nebojša Kaluđerović, Montenegro


Mohammed Khashashneh, Jordan


Emmanuelle Maire, EU

John Matuszak, US



Hesiquio Benitez Diaz, Mexico, consulting with COW Chair Idunn Eidheim, Norway


Delegates from Iran consulting



COW Chair Idunn Eidheim, Norway

Tim Kasten, UNEP


Joseph DiGangi, IPEN


Rhoda Boateng, ITUC-Africa, on behalf of Workers and Trade Unions

Majid Shafie Pour, Iran


Wallace Chwala, Israel


Marcela Nicodemos, Brazil

Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan


Alice Akinyi Kaudia, Kenya


Arlette Sombo-Dibele
, Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development,
Water, Forests, Game and Fisheries,
Central African Republic

Vita Onwuasoanya, UN Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (UNDOALOS)


Delegates from Mexico


DRAFTING GROUPS

L-R: Jacqueline McGlade, UNEP and Drafting Group 1 Co-Chair Tita Korvenoja, Finland


Drafting Group 1 discussses a draft resolution on sustainable and optimal management of natural capital


Drafting Group 2 considers a draft resolution on sound management of chemicals and wastes


L-R: Cyrille-Lazare Siewe, UNEP; Drafting Group 2 Co-Chair John Moreti, Botswana; and Achim Halpaap, UNEP


SIDE EVENTS

Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE): Panel discussion on "Less Waste, Better Environment and Healthy People"
L-R: David Newman, President, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA); Hussein Khansaheb, United Arab
Emirates; Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions;
and Surendra Shresta, UNEP International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC)


L-R: Chencho Norbu, Bhutan; Naohito Watanabe, Japan; and UNEA-1 President Oyun Sanjaasuren


SNAPSHOTS @ UNEA-2

UNEA-2 exhibit on the environmental dimensions of the SDGs


UNEA-2 exhibit on the African social enterprise "Alive and Kicking"


Jill Hanna, EU and Kimo Goree, IISD


L-R: Christopher Cox and Anjan Datta, UNEP


L-R: Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory and Yvo de Boer, Director-General, Global Green
Growth Institute (GGGI)


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Specific funding for coverage of GMGSF 2016 and UNEA-2 has been provided by UNEP
UNEP

IISD Reporting Services is grateful to the many donors of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and recognizes the following as core contributors to the ENB: the European Union, the Government of Switzerland (the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)) and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. General Support for the Bulletin during 2016 is provided by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, SWAN International, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Japanese Ministry of Environment (through the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies - IGES), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).