4th Session of the Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

2–7 October 2021 | Online


The Forum sought seeking to contribute regional perspectives on the pandemic recovery needed and put forward policy priorities for the upcoming resumed session of the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly.

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Photo courtesy of UNEP
Photo courtesy of UNEP

The Fourth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific will take place as a hybrid virtual and on-site event from 6-7 October 2021 on the theme of ‘Strengthening Actions for Nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs).

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Environment are jointly organizing the Forum, with some activities taking place in Suwon City, Republic of Korea.

The event will be an opportunity for UN Member States in the Asia-Pacific region to provide ideas and perspectives to the resumed UN Environment Assembly’s fifth session (UNEA-5.2), which takes place from late February to early March 2022. They will review progress on implementation of resolutions from UNEA-4, and provide input to the draft resolutions and outcome documents from UNEA-5.2.

Member States and others will also provide regional input to the Special Session of the UN Environment Assembly, to take place from 3-4 March 2022, which will mark UNEP’s 50th year of existence.

A series of related meetings are organized in the lead-up to the Fourth Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities. For the first time, UNEP will convene an Asia-Pacific Youth Environment Assembly, which will run from 2-3 October, and a one-day Asia-Pacific Science-Policy-Business Forum on 5 October. Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGOS) will convene the annual Asia-Pacific Peoples Forum on 4 October.

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