United Nations Environment Assembly – UNEA

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, with a universal membership of all 193 UN Member States. UNEA meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. The Assembly provides leadership, catalyzes intergovernmental action on the environment, and contributes to the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNEA also serves as the governing body of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

UNEA was established as a result of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, where the outcome document, The Future We Want, called on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to strengthen and upgrade UNEP. The UNGA then adopted resolution 67/213 on strengthening and upgrading UNEP and establishing universal membership of its GC. In March 2013, the UNGA further adopted resolution 67/251, which changed the designation of the UNEP Governing Council (GC) to the UNEA of the UNEP.


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UNEA-5 (Online Session)

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), the highest decision-making body on environmental matters in the UN system, will hold the online part of its fifth session virtually.
Event 22 February 2021 - 23 February 2021

Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF)

The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) will comprise five consultative sessions over three days during which all Major Groups interested in the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) will discuss their input to the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).
Event 9 February 2021 - 11 February 2021