United Nations
Environment Programme

2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat

Thursday, October 27, 2016 to Friday, October 28, 2016
8:00 AM - 19:00 PM
Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club in Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya.

Chaired by

H.E. Mr. Edgar Gutiérrez, President of the UN Environment Assembly and Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica

H.E. Ms Julia Pataki, Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Romania

Description

On 27 October, the members of the UN Environment Assembly Bureau will convene face-to- face in Nairobi for the first time since the 2016 Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).

The UN Environment Assembly Bureau consists of 10 members (one President, eight Vice-Presidents and one Rapporteur), with two members representing each of the five UN regional groups of Member States. The current Bureau members have been elected by the UN Environment Assembly at its Second Session in May 2016 and will hold office until their successors are elected at the end of the upcoming Session. The mandate of the UN Environment Assembly Bureau is to assist the President in the general conduct of business of the Assembly. At their meeting, the Bureau members will discuss the achievements of the Second Session of the UN Environment Assembly, as well as the challenges raised by Member States that will need to be addressed in the run-up to the Third Session of the Assembly in December 2017.

In the afternoon of 27 October, the members of the UN Environment Assembly’s Bureau will be joined by the Bureau of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to hold the 2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat. The Bureau of the Committee of Permanent Representatives consist of five members (one Chair, three Vice-Chairs and one Rapporteur), with one member representing each region. It leads the Committee of Permanent Representatives, which is composed of all accredited Permanent Representatives to United Nations Environment Programme, and its members are elected by the Committee for a period of two years.

During the 2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat, both Bureaus will strengthen their cooperation and closely collaborate on the various preparations that need to be undertaken for the Third Session of the UN Environment Assembly, such as identifying relevant themes and defining ways to include major groups and stakeholders. In order to enhance ownership and inclusiveness, the chairs of the regional and political groups have been invited to participate.

The Preparatory Retreat will address the following issues:

      (a) Global Environmental Governance;

      (b) Theme of the Third Session of the Assembly and structure of the High-level Segment;

      (c) Partnerships with stakeholders (Civil Society and the Private Sector);

      (d) Outcome of the ministerial segment of the Third Session of the UN Environment Assembly;

      (e) Preparations for the Third Session of the Assembly; and

      (f) Update on Global Environment Outlook – 6.

It is also expected that the 2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat will result in an Action Plan for the 2017 Environment Assembly (Nairobi from 4-6 December, 2017).

Given the limitations on space, the 2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat will only be open to the Members of the two Bureaus, and the regional chairs and representatives of the political groups. Nevertheless, all members of the Assembly are kindly invited to submit contributions and inputs through their designated representatives which will be made available on the webpage set up for this purpose.

Pre-meeting Resources

CPR Brief Analysis on UNEA- Lessons learnt and way forward to UNEA-3          uploaded on: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Agenda for the Environment Assembly 2017 Preparatory Retreat       uploaded on: Saturday, October 15, 2016

(a) Global Environmental Governance

2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat/Global Environmental Governance/Law Divison       uploaded on: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

(b) Theme of the Third Session of the Assembly and structure of the High-level Segment

Proposed theme of the High Level Segment of the third session of the Assembly     uploaded on: Monday, October 17, 2016

Structure of the High Level Segment of the Assembly     uploaded on: Monday, October 17, 2016

(c) Partnerships with stakeholders (Civil Society and the Private Sector)

2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat : Partnerships with stakeholders (Civil Society)      uploaded on: Saturday, October 15, 2016

2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat : Partnerships with stakeholders (Private Sector)     uploaded on: Wednesday, October 17, 2016

(d) Outcome of the ministerial segment of the Third Session of the UN Environment Assembly

2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat Session 3 Outcome of the Ministerial segment     uploaded on: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

(e) Preparations for the Third Session of the Assembly. 

2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat Session 4 Follow-up on implementation/Science Division     uploaded on: Saturday, October 15, 2016

CPR Brief Analysis on UNEA- Lessons learnt and way forward to UNEA-3          uploaded on: Saturday, October 15, 2016

(f) Update on Global Environment Outlook – 6

Briefing Update on Global Environment Outlook-6      uploaded on: Wednesday, October 20, 2016

Proposal for GEO-6 Meaningful Contribution to UNEA-3      uploaded on: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Post-meeting Resources

Powerpoint presentation by Jacqueline McGlade on GEO 6.    uploaded on: Friday, October 28, 2016

Powerpoint presentation by the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Environment on Proposed themes of the third session of the UN Environment assembly.    uploaded on: Friday, October 28, 2016

Discussion Paper: How can the Assembly be made more visible to a worldwide public audience and its resolutions more relevant to the lives of the planet’s population?     uploaded on: Friday, October 28, 2016

The Post-Paris agenda: bridging human rights, climate change and the environment      uploaded on: Friday, October 28, 2016

The Post-Paris agenda: bridging human rights and climate change: High Level Dialogue.         uploaded on: Friday, October 28, 2016

Summary of the 2017 Environment Assembly Preparatory Retreat     uploaded on: Wednesday, November 9, 2016   

Summary for Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly Bureau held on 27 October 2016     uploaded on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Summary for Meeting of the UN Environment Assembly Bureau held on 28 October 2016     uploaded on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 

Participation of Members of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly in International Meetings with Ministerial Component     uploaded on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Proposed Division of Work: Members of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly      uploaded on: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gallery

             

Further Resources

Chairs of the meeting

H.E. Mr. Edgar Gutiérrez,

President of the UN Environment Assembly.


H.E. Ms Julia Pataki, Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives
 

 

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