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Twelfth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

19-20 February 2011 | UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya

The twelfth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-12) was held from 19-20 February 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event is organized by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and takes place shortly before UNEP’s Governing Council holds its annual session.

Over 100 participants attended GMGSF-12, which aimed to provide a platform for exchange and consultation on key environmental issues to be addressed by Member States during the 26th Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-26/GMEF).

Discussions were held on issues, including international environmental governance (IEG), Green Economy, and partnerships with major groups and stakeholders towards Rio+20. There was also a dialogue with UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner. Participants ended their deliberations by watching the premier of the movie “Silent Snow.”
View of the UNEP Headquarters, venue for the forum.
View of the UNEP Headquarters, venue for the forum.
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Dan Magraw, Major Groups Facilitating Committee (MGFC)

Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, US

Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP

The dais during the opening session of the meeting, L-R: Alexander Juras, MGFC; Tomoko Nishimoto, UNEP; Mildred Mkandla, Women's Major Group; and Sascha Gabizon, Women's Major Group.

Tomoko Nishimoto, UNEP; Mildred Mkandla, Women's Major Group; and Sascha Gabizon, Women's Major Group.

Mark Halle, International Institute for Sustainable Development, speaking on Green Economy.
The dais during the session on partnerships with major groups and stakeholders towards Rio+20, L-R: Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, US and Tomoko Nishimoto, Division for Regional Cooperation, UNEP.

 

Participants during the session.
A participant talks to Gillian Martin-Mehers, GMGSF facilitator, and Fatou Ndoye, UNEP.

 

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UNEP resources
*GMGSF-12 official website
*GMGSF-12 agenda
*Background documents
*Past GMGSF sessions
*Official GC-26/GMEF website

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