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First UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the
UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

23-27 June 2014, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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Highlights for Tuesday, 24 June 2014
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Participants of the UNEA Global Symposium on the Environmental Rule of Law
On Tuesday delegates convened for the Global Symposium on the Environmental Rule of Law. The COW met throughout the day continuing consideration of draft decisions. In the afternoon the Gender and Environment Forum convened in four parallel sessions. In the evening delegates participated at UNEA "Unplugged," a town hall debate moderated by renowned Kenyan journalist, Jeff Koinange, that aimed to capture the diversity of voices on the thematic issues being addressed at UNEA. A contact group on chemicals and waste met, as well as the drafting group and the Working Party on rules of procedure.
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Cletus Springer, Director, Department of Sustainabile Development, Organization of American States, Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, Kalpana Rawal, Deputy Chief Justice, Kenya, Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, IUCN, Bakary Kante, Chairman, ASCENT
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Kalpana Rawal, Deputy Chief Justice, Kenya
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Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP
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Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, IUCN
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Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP
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First panel discussions (L-R) Lalanath de Silva (speaking), Lourdes Lopez, Sándo Fülöp, Antonio Benjamin, Ousamne Batoko, Tony Oposa, Luc Lavrysan and Winston Anderson
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Masud Ahmed, Comptroller and Auditor General, Bangladesh
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Flavia Nabugere, Minister of State for Environment, Uganda
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Wilson Sanchez, Ecuador
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A participant shares lessons from the Ganges River
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Second panel discussions chaired by Scott Fulton
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John Scanlon, Secretary General, CITES
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Harold Nsekela, President, East Africa Court of Justice
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Closing ceremony with Winston Anderson, Antonio Benjamin, Achim Steiner, Philip Waki, and Scott Fulton
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Bakary Kante, former Director of the Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP, and now Chairman of African Sustainability Centre (ASCENT) recognized for his contribution to the environmental rule of law

 

Plenary Session
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Ibrahim Thiaw, Fernando Lugris, Tim Kasten, Masa Nagai and Mahmoud Samy
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Marta Roca, Local Authorities
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Diego Pecheco, Bolivia
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Luca Arnold, Switzerland
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Lawrence Anukam, Nigeria
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Tim Kasten and Jacob Duer, UNEP, conferring
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Cuban delegates discussing proposed text

 

Evening Events
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Lourdes Lopez, Global Chair of the Globe Forest Legislation Initiative, and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, sign MoU
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Jeff Koinange, Kenyan journalist, hosts "UNEA Unplugged," a live televised townhall meeting with Antonio Benjamin, High Court of Brazil, Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN, Farooq Ullah, Stakeholder Forum, Ligia Noronha, DTIE UNEP, and Nhattan Nguyen, UNEP TUNZA for Youth

 


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*Assembly Organization

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*High-level Segment Ministerial Plenary: The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals including Sustainable Consumption and Production

*High-level Segment Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Trade in Wildlife

*Symposium on Environmental Rule of Law

*Symposium on Financing a Green Economy

*Gender Forum


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bulletIISD RS coverage of the Twenty-seventh Session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC27/GMEF), 18-22 February 2013, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

bulletIISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Special Session of the UNEP Governing Council (GCSS-12/GMEF), 20-22 February 2012, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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