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First meeting of the Open-Ended Committee of
Permanent Representatives (OECPR) to the
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

24-28 March 2014 | UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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Highlights for Thursday, 27 March 2014

On Thursday morning, delegates convened in open-ended contact group sessions to address the budget and programme of work (POW) and the science-policy interface (SPI). In the afternoon, contact group discussions on chemicals and waste management took place. In plenary, delegates considered the rules of procedure (RoP) of UNEA and participated in a thematic and programmatic debate on the role of UNEA in the UN system.
Sunu Soemarno, Chair of the OECPR, Indonesia (center), consulting with UNEP and Thailand
 
Jiří Hlaváček, Secretary of Governing Bodies, UNEP, in conversation with
delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean
 
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PLENARY
 
   
L-R: Jamil Ahmad, Deputy Director, UNEP Office in New York; UNEP Deputy Executive Director Ibrahim Thiaw; Sunu Soemarno, Chair
of the OECPR, Indonesia; and Jiří Hlaváček, Secretary of Governing Bodies, UNEP
   
 
OPEN-ENDED CONTACT GROUPS
 
   
Open-ended contact group on budget and POW at work
   
 
 
View of the open-ended contact group on SPI
 
View of the open-ended contact group on chemicals and waste
management
 
 
RULES OF PROCEDURE
 
 
CPR Vice-Chair Julia Pataki, Romania
 
Amb. Konrad Paulsen Rivas, Chile, Rapporteur
 
 
Carla Espósito Guevara, Bolivia
Sherif Dawoud, Egypt
Diann Black-Layne, Antigua and
Barbuda
 
 
Antonio Otavio Sá Ricarte, Brazil
 
Masoud Gharanfoli, Iran
 
 
L-R: Amb. Fernando Rollandeli, Maria Teresa Kralikas, and Jose Luis Maccarone, Argentina
 
 
Sun Guoshun, China
 
Amb. Lynette Poulton Kamakura, US
 
 
Luca Arnold, Switzerland
Florence Daguitan, Tebtebba Foundation
Mollie Johnson, Canada
 
L-R: Marcos Orellana, Center for International Environmental Law, and Yunus Arikan, ICLEI
 
Pieter Leenknegt, Belgium, speaking on behalf of CPR Vice-Chair Bart Ouvry, Belgium,
reported on the open-ended contact group on
budget
Idunn Eidheim, Norway, reported on the open-ended contact group on SPI
Vladimir Lenev, Russian Federation, reported
on the open-ended contact group on
chemicals and waste management
 
THEMATIC DEBATE ON THE ROLE OF UNEA IN THE UN SYSTEM
 
 
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner
 
Sunu Soemarno, Chair of the OECPR, Indonesia
 
 
Isabel Gamarra de Fox, Paraguay
Kerstin Wortmann, EU
Susanna Rivero Baughman, Network of
Regional Governments for Sustainable
Development
 
   
Amb. Martin Kimani, Kenya
   
 
Delegates from Angola
 
L-R: Mariel Jiménez, Costa Rica and Andrés Comba Morales, Colombia
 
L-R: Yim Soo-Young, Ahn Se Chang, and Mino Kim, Republic of Korea
 
L-R: Ben Salacakau, Fiji, in conversation with Kaveh Zahedi and David Koch, UNEP
 
 
 
 
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Meeting resources

*Annotated agenda

*Major Groups and Stakeholders Participation in the 2014 OECPR and UNEA

*CPR general information

*Strengthening the Science Policy Interface, Report of the Executive Director - UNEP/EA.1/2/Add.1

*Report on the Implementation of decision 27/2: Contributions by the regional ministerial environment forums for which UNEP serves as the Secretariat(27/2, OP15), Report of the Executive Director - UNEP/EA.1/2/Add.2

*Report on the implementation of decisions adopted by past sessions of the governing body: Implementation of decision 27/4 on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity andEcosystem Services - UNEP/EA.1/3/Add.1

*Report on the implementation of decisions adopted by past sessions of the governing body: Environment Management Group’s work - UNEP/EA.1/3/Add.2

*State of the environment: Report by the Executive Director - UNEP/EA.1/4

*Support structures and processes for keeping the world environment situation under review, including a progress report on UNEP Live: Report by the Executive Director - UNEP/EA.1/4/

*UNEP’s access-to-information policy

*Report on Montevideo Programme IV midterm process


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