Webinar: The UN Environment Assembly Made Easy to Understand , 17.6.2014

17 June, 2014
9am EST (New York)/2pm GMT (London)/4pm EAT (Nairobi)/10pm UTC (Seoul)

Online event will be 90 minutes

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We would like to invite you to a focused webinar on the role and remit of the recently established United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). The online event will inform stakeholders about the significance of the new body and its relationship with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the wider UN system. Participants will also be informed about engagement opportunities with the new body and its relevance to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 development agenda. A panel will address the following topics to prepare stakeholders for the first UNEA (June 23-27):

The roots of UNEA (Brief history of UNEP and overview of Rio+20 outcome)
Modalities, rules of procedure and opportunities of engagement for non-governmental stakeholders with UNEA
Themes for the first UNEA and likely advocacy topics for the UN major groups and other stakeholders
What is the Major Groups Facilitating Committee and how will it be utilised by UNEA
Background information:
From 23 to 27 June 2014, the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme will convene at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi with more than 1,200 participants, including Environment Ministers, Government delegates and representatives of major groups and other stakeholders.  The overarching theme of the first session is “Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including sustainable consumption and production” and as a second important topic, the UNEA will also address "Illegal Trade in Wildlife".

UNEA is a result of the call made by world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in June 2012, to strengthen and upgrade UNEP as the pre-eminent body within the UN to deal with the environment.