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Fifteenth session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-15)

21-22 June 2014, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

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Highlights for Sunday, 22 June 2014
First UNEA to UNEP

The fifteenth session of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-15) was held from 21-22 June 2014, at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The Forum took place ahead of the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the UNEP (UNEA) and was self-organized by all nine Major Groups and stakeholders through the Major Groups Facilitating Committee. More than 120 participants representing all MGs and regions participated at the discussions.

One of the main aims of GMGSF-15 was to facilitate the preparations of Major Groups and Stakeholders accredited to UNEP towards the first United Nations Environment Assembly, allowing them to discuss the main UNEA themes and to prepare their input to UNEA. During the closing session on 21 June, GMGSF-15 participants adopted a common statement for forwarding to UNEA.

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Presentation on illegal trade in wildlife and timber by Neville Ash, UNEP
 
L-R: Kenneth Ochoa, University of El Bosque, speaking with Maryam-Niamir Fuller, Kaveh
Zahedi
, and Alexander Juras, UNEP


SESSION ON UNEA HIGH-LEVEL THEMATIC DISCUSSIONS
 
L-R: Daniel Magraw, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL); Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP; Maryam Niamir-Fuller, UNEP; Sascha
Gabizon
, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF); Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Gulf Research Center, Moderator; Neville Ash, UNEP;
Susan Brown, WWF International; Peter Cruickshank, UNEP; and Brian Flannery, Business Green Economies Dialogue Initiatives
 
 
Elizabeth Mrema, UNEP
 
Daniel Magraw, CIEL
 
 
 
Maryam Niamir-Fuller, UNEP
 
Sascha Gabizon, WECF
 
 
 
Susan Brown, WWF International
 
Neville Ash, UNEP
 
 
Peter Cruickshank, UNEP
Brian Flannery, Business Green Economies Dialogue Initiatives
 
Anabella Rosenberg, International Trade
Union Confederation
 
Alice Odingo, Soroptimist International
 
Yunus Arikan, ICLEI
 
Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Gulf Research Center, facilitated the session
 
UNEA: COMMON STATEMENT
 
Calvin James, Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management and Global
Coordinator for Farmers, MGFC, presented the draft GMGSF-15 common statement for
discussion
 
   
GMGSF-15 participant raising his hand to comment on the draft common statement
   
 
   
L-R: Calvin James, Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management and Global Coordinator for Farmers, MGFC, with MGFC Co-Chairs
Marcos Orellana
and Norine Kennedy
   
 
Diego Juan Escobar, Coordinator of
Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon
 
Imogen Ingram, Island Sustainability
Alliance CIs Inc. (ISACI)
 
Farooq Ullah, Stakeholder Forum
 
Kenneth Ochoa, University of El Bosque
 
Dalia Márquez, Venezuelan Youth
Organization for the UN
 
Peter Pueschel, International Fund for
Animal Welfare
 
UNEA: THEMATIC CLUSTERS
 
   
Breakout group on ecosystems-based approach to climate change
   
 
   
Breakout group on green economy and financing initiative
   
 
UNEA: CLUSTER FACILITATORS' REPORT TO THE PLENARY
 
 
Stephen Stec, Central European University, reported on the rule of
environmental law cluster
 
Peter Denton, The Royal Military College of Canada, reported on
the science-policy interface cluster
 
 
 
Laura Martin Murillo, Sustain Labour, reported on the chemicals
and wastes and marine plastic debris cluster
 
Ken Mwathe, BirdLife International, reported on ecosystem-based
adaptation to climate change cluster
 
 
CLOSING PLENARY
 
Norine Kennedy, Co-Chair, MGFC, delivered her closing remarks and officially closed GMGSF-15
at 5:46 pm
 
Participants at the close of GMGSF-15
 
L-R: MGFC Co-Chairs Marcos Orellana and Norine Kennedy with Alexander Juras, UNEP
 
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UNEP

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Related Links
UNEA-1 General Resources

*UNEA-1 Website

*GMGSF-15 Website

*GMGSF-15 Agenda

*Statements and Recommendations by Major Groups and Stakeholders to UNEA-1

*GMGSF Previous Sessions

*GMGSF Website

*UNEA-1 Full Schedule

*UNEA-1 Scenario Note

*UNEA-1 Annotated Agenda

*UNEA-1 Organization

*UNEA-1 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 briefing note of GMGSF-14, 16-17 February 2013, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya (HTML - PDF)

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

*IISD RS summary report of GMGSF-13, 18-19 February 2012, UNEP headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya (HTML - PDF)

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

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