Highlights and images of main proceedings for 29 November 2017

Kenya

Summary

The third meeting of the Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR-3) opened in Nairobi on Wednesday morning. Following welcome statements by OECPR Chair John Moreti (Botswana) and UN Environment Programme Executive Director Erik Solheim, representatives of regional groups and Member States made opening statements. Delegates then adopted the organization of work and established five contact groups to finalize draft decisions and resolutions that will be forwarded to the third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-3). In the afternoon, UNEA-3 President Edgar Gutiérrez Espeleta briefed delegates on the status of consultations on the ministerial outcome document.

Contact group discussion of draft resolutions as well as the UNEA-3 ministerial outcome document continued into the evening.

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From L-R: OECPR Chair John Moreti, Botswana; Jorge Laguna-Celis, Secretary, Secretariat of Governing Bodies, UN Environment Programme; and UNEA President Edgar Gutiérrez-Espeleta, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Erik Solheim, Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) Vice-Chair Elizabeth Taylor, Colombia

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environment Programme

OECPR Chair John Moreti, Botswana

UNEA President Edgar Gutiérrez-Espeleta, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Sebastian Gil, EU

CPR Vice-Chair Raza Bashir Tarar, Pakistan

Agrina Mussa, Malawi

Martin Gomez Bustillo, Argentina

Erasmo Martínez, Mexico

Jillian Dempster, New Zealand

Jorge Laguna-Celis, Secretary, Secretariat of Governing Bodies, UN Environment Programme

Delegates from the EU confer

Contact Group 3

Wilson Sumner, US

Contact Group 3 Chair Tarja Fernández, Finland

Zaid Noori, Iraq

Maria Lemos, Colombia

Yevhenii Tsymbaliuk, Ukraine

Eduardo Alcibíades Sánchez Kiesslich, Mexico

Contact Group 2

Majella Pua-Diezmos, the Philippines

Contact Group 2 Chair Elizabeth Taylor, Colombia

Pedro Tiê Candido Souza, Brazil

Hussein Roshdy, Egypt

Sverre Thomas Jahre, Norway

Simon Cardy, South Africa

Ndoboli Nathan, Uganda

Belsis Llorente Díaz, Cuba

Ruth Kitonyi, Kenya

Participants in discussions

Around the venue

Stakeholders with UNEA President Edgar Gutiérrez-Espeleta, Minister of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica and Marta Juarez Ruiz, Ambassador on Special Mission to UN Environment Programme, Costa Rica (center)

Participants

Negotiating blocs
European Union