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THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSEMBLY (UNEA)
The UN Environment Assembly has the universal membership of all 193 UN Member States and the full involvement of UN organizations, specialized agencies, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector. In bringing together these varied communities, the Assembly provides a groundbreaking platform for leadership on global environmental policy.
In the year 2022. The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) will proudly celebrate its 50th anniversary of existence. Therefore, the special session of the UN Environment Assembly will be held in Nairobi, Kenya with the topic “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”.This year’s Assembly will be sustainable and climate-neutral, and it will feature side events that confront pollution in its various forms. The Assembly aims to deliver a number of tangible commitments to end the pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans, and to safely manage our chemicals and waste. These will include the following:
- A political declaration on pollution, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals, to signal that humanity can work together to eliminate the threat of pollution and the destruction of our planet
- Resolutions and decisions adopted by Member States to address specific dimensions of pollution
- Voluntary commitments by Governments, private sector entities and civil society organizations to clean up the planet
- The #BeatPollution Pledge, a collection of individual commitments to clean up the planet
The Assembly is led by its President and a Bureau. They are elected by all Member States and represent Ministers of Environment from around the world. The Assembly is prepared throughout the year by a Committee of Permanent Representatives which is based in Nairobi.