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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 Friday, 27 June 2014
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UNEA President, Oyun Sanjaasuren (Mongolia) and UNEA Vice-President, Mariano Castro (Peru)

On Friday, the ministerial plenary on the SDGs and post-2015 development agenda, including SCP, continued. The COW completed its work and approved outstanding decisions. The closing UNEA plenary convened in the afternoon. Delegates adopted two decisions and 14 resolutions on, inter alia: strengthening the role of the UNEP in promoting air quality; the Science-Policy Interface; Ecosystem-based Adaptation; Implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development; Illegal Trade in Wildlife; Chemicals and Waste; and Marine Debris and Microplastics.

Addressing delegates, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "the message is clear: protecting humanity's life support system is integral to sustainable development and a duty for all."

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya, observed that work on the SDGs will add clarity, precision and broad expertise to the new global framework for sustainable development.

During the evening, the Ministerial Outcome Document of UNEA of UNEP was adopted. However, several member states requested that the meeting report reflect their reservations concerning the document.

UNEA President Oyun Sanjaasuren gaveled the meeting to a close at 11:00pm.

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UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, conferring with UAE Minister of Environment and Water, Rashid Bin Fahad (right) and his advisor Saad Al Numairy (middle)
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UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
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President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta
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Hakima El Haite, Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, Morocco
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UNEA President, Oyun Sanjaasuren, during adoption of decisions and resolutions
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Delegates from Senegal and Saudi Arabia following Ministerial Plenary on the theme "SDGs and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including Sustainable Consumption and Production"
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Abdullahi Majeed, State Minister for Environment and Energy, Maldives
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Vice-President of Islamic Republic of Iran, Masoumeh Ebtekar
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Haddijatou Jallow, Executive Chairperson of Sierra Leone's Environment Protection Agency
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Costa Rica's Minister of Environment and Energy, Edgar Espeleta
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Moderator, Rolph Payet, Minister of Environment and Energy, Seychelles, comments on proceedings of the High-Level Segment while UNEA Vice-President, Mariano Castro, and Jiří Hlaváček, Secretary of Governing Bodies, UNEP, look on
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Allah-Kouadio Rémi, Minister of Environment, Urban Sanitation, and Sustainable Development, Côte d'Ivoire
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Leida Rijnhout speaking on behalf of the eight Major Groups, except Business
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Anthony Alonwu and Karibu Musa of Nigeria conferring during the High-Level Segment
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Stefan Micallef, International Maritime Organization, and Wolfgang Burhenne, IUCN
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Delegates consulting on the outcome of UNEA
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Jiří Hlaváček, Secretary of Governing Bodies, UNEP, and Masa Nagai, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP
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Ahmed Djoghlaf, Algeria, and Ibrahim Thiaw, UNEP Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Payai John, South Sudan
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Lorena Núñez, Minister of Environment, Ecuador
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Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, thanking UNEA President Oyun Sanjaasuren

 

Other Activities
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Civil society demonstrate at UNEA citing principle of non-regression
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UNEP International Children's Painting Competition exhibit
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UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner
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Alf Wills, South Africa, Idunn Eidheim, Norway, Fernando Lugris, Ibrahim Thiaw, and CPR Vice-Chair, Bart Ouvry pose for a photo at the closing of the Committee of the Whole
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Jessica Templeton, IISD RS, Iftikhar-ul-Hassan Gilani, Pakistan, and Brett Wertz, IISD RS


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Assembly Resources

*Assembly Website

*Assembly Scenario Note

*Assembly Annotated Agenda

*Assembly Full Schedule

*Assembly Organization

*Assembly Documents

*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


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the First meeting of the UNEP Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR), 24-28 March 2014, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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