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The Path Towards UNEA-2

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme is the highest level of governance of global environmental affairs in the UN system. It will be one of the first High-Level Intergovernmental Fora following the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York (September 2015) and the UN Climate Change Conference ( COP 21 and CMP 11) in Paris.

UNEA-2 will be held under the overarching theme, "Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development" and will take place from Monday, 23 to Friday, 27 May 2016 at the Headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya, with the High-Level Segment taking place from 26 to 27 May 2016.

UNEA 2 will be preceded by the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) to be held on 21 and 22 May 2016, Nairobi, Kenya. The High-Level segment will bring together Ministers from all UN Member States and will include a multi-stakeholder dialogue under the call of “Healthy Environment – Healthy People”.

More information on UNEA-2 can be found here.



Do you want your voice to be heard as well ? Visit the MyUNEA website! Learn about what the UN is doing for the environment, engage with the UN and help inform policy makers, and visualise what matters most to you.



Climate Action will launch the 6th Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE) at UNEA-2, granting a maximum of 25 leading private sector organisations the exclusive opportunity to showcase their sustainable solutions at the world’s most important global meeting on the environment.
Contact Lindsay Baxter if you wish to register or for more information:


UNEA-2 will be preceded by the Second Open-ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR 2) which takes place from 15-19 February in preparation of UNEA-2. OECPR 2  will be a significant milestone in the preparations for UNEA-2.

The second OECPR can be followed livehere.
More information and documents on the second OECPR can be found here.





  • Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) will take place from 15-19 February 2016 (Nairobi, Kenya).
  • UNEA-2 will take place from 26 to 27 May 2016 (Nairobi, Kenya).

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