Perspectives, Issue No. 23

Traditionally the United Nations (UN) system has been reluctant to engage with religion. This is not surprising; with governments that range from theocracies and nations with state religions, to secular states and those that are anti-religion, it is not a propitious domain for diplomacy.

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Call for Partcipation of Civil Society in Asia and the Pacific region

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) 2017 in Bangkok on 29 to 31 March, 2017 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and as a preparatory event for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) to be held in July 2017 in New York. 

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2017 Environment Assembly

Theme: Pollution

Venue: Un Environment office in Narobi

Date: 4 - 6 December 2017

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Teleconference with Erik Solheim

Teleconference with Erik Solheim, Head, UN Environment and Major Groups and Stakeholders Accredited to UN Environment – 21 March 2017, 4.30 Nairobi time. 

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News

Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement in the work of UNEP and UNEA.

UN Environment commissioned Stakeholder Forum to develop an options paper, with proposals on improving the effectiveness of stakeholder participation in the UN Environment Assembly in future, including through the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF).

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Statement and recommendations by the African non-state actors to the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change.

Statements and recommendations by the African non-state actors on Sustainable Energy in Africa, made  to the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) .

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UNEP-Major Groups and Stakeholders Survey Analysis

Thank you for taking the time to complete UNEP's survey on the involvement of Major Groups and Stakeholders in the generation, utilization and dissemination of environmental information developed by UNEP.

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Independent Evaluation of UNEP's Engagement with Civil Society Available

UNEP had contracted an independent evaluator to evaluate UNEP's main project to engage with Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS).

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GMGSF Report

289 persons participated at the GMGSF, where interactive discussion took place, exchange of information and updates were done, included status report and discussion on the state of UNEA2 negotiations.

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A consultation workshop for stakeholders in East and Southern Africa region 20-21 September 2016 in UNON CR3

The UN Environment Programme in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Kenya), Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Kenya), and the Africa Network for Animal Welfare is organising a two day multi-stakeholder workshop to discuss the outcomes of the second session of th

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Publications

Issue No. 14: Illicit Wildlife Trafficking: An Environmental, Economic, And Social Issue

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Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World

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Issue No. 15: At The Post-2015 Sustainability Crossroads: Too Vital To Fail, Avoiding Too Complicated To Succeed: Business Perspectives and Priorities

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Labour and the Environment: A Natural Synergy

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Issue No. 16: Implementing Principle 10 And the Bali Guidelines In Africa

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Natural Allies: Engaging Civil Society in UNEP’s Work

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Issue No. 1: Jacob Werksman and Joseph Foti: Improving Public Participation in Environmental Governance, December 2011

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Issue No. 17: Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda

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"About UNEP" Booklet

About UNEP
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Issue No. 2: Susanne Salz, ICLEI: Models for Local Government Organisations (LGOs) involvement in a strengthened UNEP, January 2012

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Accreditation

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

Major Groups bring their daily life matters and new perspectives into policy-making at international, national and local levels. As such the inclusion of Major groups and Stakeholders is paramount to environmental governance.

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