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Twenty-sixth Session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-26/GMEF)

21-24 February 2011 | UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
Highlights for Monday, 21 February 2011
GC-26/GMEFDelegates at the 26th session of the UNEP Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-26/GMEF) convened in the morning for the opening ceremony, followed by consideration of organizational matters, and a policy statement by UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner.

In the afternoon, delegates convened for ministerial consultations on the green economy and international environmental governance (IEG).

The Committee of the Whole (COW) discussed organizational matters and began addressing draft decisions. The Contact Group on the Budget and Programme of Work met in the evening.

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Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki, with UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner, and Kenya's Minister for Environment and Mineral Resources, John Michuki, just before the opening ceremony of the 26th Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum.
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Opening Session
Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya, officially opened GC-26/GMEF.
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP, welcomed delegates to the meeting.
Rosa Aguilar Rivero, Spain, was elected President of the Governing Council.
The dais during the opening session.
Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator, US.

Zoltán Illés, Hungary, spoke for the EU.

Jamil Ahmad, UNEP, read a message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Heads of State and Delegation with the Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and UNEP's Executive Director.
Committee of the Whole
Ibrahim Thiaw, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation, UNEP
Bakary Kante, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions, UNEP
Liana Bratasida, Indonesia, Committee Chair
Press Conference: UNEP and the US sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Achim Steiner, UNEP, and Lisa Jackson, US, signing the MoU to develop, among others, a framework on sustainable consumption and production.
UNEP representatives and part of the US delegation during the official signing ceremony.
Press Conference:Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa
The winner of the first UNEP Young Environmental Journalist Award: Patricia Okoed-Bakumunhe, Uganda.
Environmental Journalist Patricia Okoed-Bakumunhe with members of the Secretariat at the end of the press conference.
Kilimanjaro Initiative Bicycle Ride
Ed Norton, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity, (second from right), with Tim Callen, Kilimanjaro Initiative Founder, and members of the Kilimanjaro Initiative.
 
 
Cyclists begin their journey to Mount Kilimanjaro.
L-R: Tallash Kantai, ENB; Ed Norton, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity; Tanya Rosen, ENB; Kate Neville, ENB;
and Ahmed Djoghlaf,
Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity.
Around the Conference
Lisa Jackson speaks with Ed Norton during a break in the proceedings.
Angela Cropper, UNEP; Paul Whylie, Rotterdam Convention;
David Ogden, Stockholm Convention; and Donald Cooper, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.
Related Links
UNEP resources
*Official GC-26/GMEF website
*Official GC-26 Documents: Working documents
*Official GC-26 Documents: Information documents
*Notification by the Executive Director
*Overview of GC/GMEF
*Official website for the 12th Global Civil Society Forum
*Regional Consultative meetings
*Green Technology Tent

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-12), 19-20 February 2011, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP GC/GMEF (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GCSS-10/GMEF, 20-22 February 2008, Principality of Monaco
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-24/GMEF, 5-9 February 2007, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC meetings
*IISD RS archive of intergovernmental organizations meetings
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*IISD RS archive of trade, finance, and investment meetings
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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Related Links
UNEP resources
*Official GC-26/GMEF website
*Official GC-26 Documents: Working documents
*Official GC-26 Documents: Information documents
*Notification by the Executive Director
*Overview of GC/GMEF
*Official website for the 12th Global Civil Society Forum
*Regional Consultative meetings
*Green Technology Tent

IISD RS resources
IISD RS coverage of the Twelfth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-12), 19-20 February 2011, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
IISD RS coverage of the Simultaneous Extraordinary Meetings of the Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (ExCOPs), and Eleventh Special Session of the UNEP GC/GMEF (GCSS-11/GMEF), 22-26 February 2010, Bali, Indonesia
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-25/GMEF, 16-20 February 2009, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GCSS-10/GMEF, 20-22 February 2008, Principality of Monaco
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC-24/GMEF, 5-9 February 2007, UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
*IISD RS coverage of UNEP GC meetings
*IISD RS archive of intergovernmental organizations meetings
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*IISD RS archive of trade, finance, and investment meetings
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
View HTML version Please e-mail the Digital Editor should you have any questions regarding the content of this page
| Back to IISD RS "Linkages" | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to IISD RS |
© 201
1, IISD. All rights reserved.