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UNEA-6: Nairobi



  Apr 13, 2024

UNEA-6: Nairobi



Kenya What is UNEA?

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the world's highest-level decision-making body on environmental issues. Established in 2012, UNEA brings together representatives from all 193 UN Member States and enjoys the universal membership of UN Member States, as well as the full involvement of relevant stakeholders.

Highlights from UNEA-6

More than 5,600 people – representing 190 countries – participated in the week-long Assembly held at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, focused on effective, inclusive, and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

The UNEA-6 resolutions advance the work of Member States on management of metals, mineral resources, chemicals and waste, on environmental assistance and recovery in areas impacted by armed conflict, on integrated water resource management in the domestic sector, agriculture, and industry to tackle water stress, on sustainable lifestyles, on rehabilitation of degraded lands and waters, and more.

Other Key Elements

MEA Day: UNEA-6 hosted the first Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) Day, highlighting the importance of these agreements in addressing pressing environmental challenges.

Youth Summit: Youth were invited to host their own environmental summit, emphasizing the need for greater intergenerational action. Ministerial Declaration

A Ministerial Declaration was issued affirming Member States’ commitment to addressing climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, desertification, land degradation, drought, and deforestation through multilateral action.


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