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Twenty-seventh session of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC27/GMEF)

18-22 February 2013 | UN Office, Nairobi, Kenya

GC27/GMEF
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The twenty-seventh session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC27/GMEF) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 18-22 February 2013 at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

The meeting will be the first Universal Session of the GMEF following the decision of the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen and upgrade UNEP. Ministerial level consultations will address “Rio+20: from outcome to implementation,” in the context of strengthening and upgrading UNEP as set out in the Outcome document of the Rio+20. The meeting will also consider “implementing a green economy as an important tool for achieving sustainable development.”

The meeting will be preceded by the fourteenth Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF-14), which will take place from 16-17 February. The forum aims to facilitate the preparations of major groups and stakeholders towards GC27/GMEF. The forum will also consist of a multi-stakeholders dialogue, as part of the implementation of the Rio+20 Outcome document, on new models and mechanisms to promote transparency and effective engagement of civil society in the work of UNEP; the role and opportunities for involvement of civil society in the post-Rio+20 processes and the post-2015 development agenda.
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