Preparatory process

Committee of Permanent Representatives

The Committee of Permanent Representatives prepares the meetings of the UN Environment Assembly and regularly reviews the implementation of its decisions.

The Committee of Permanent Representatives is composed of all accredited Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Environment Programme and was formally established as a subsidiary organ of the Governing Council (now the United Nations Environment Assembly) in May 1985 by Governing Council Decision 13/2.

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Regional Ministerial meetings and other fora

The preparation of the UN Environment Assembly is also supported by UN Environment Assembly resolution 2/2 which requests the Executive Director, within the mandate of the United Nations Environment Programme, and in accordance with the programme of work and budget, to support and to facilitate convening and/or strengthening the existing regional forums of ministers of the environment and environment authorities. It also requests the Executive Director, within the mandate of the United Nations Environment Programme, to support and to facilitate convening new regional forums of ministers of the environment and environment authorities upon the request of the regions, through the intergovernmental process, with all countries in the respective regions, and subject to the availability of financial resources.

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Thematic preparatory process

Learn more about the: Marine Litter process | Montevideo process | 6th Global Environment Outlook (GEO 6)