The first session of the UN Environment Assembly tackled and adopted resolutions on major issues of illegal trade in wildlife, air quality, environmental rule of law, financing the Green Economy, the Sustainable Development Goals, and “delivering on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

It was also a success with the adoption in 2014 of a Ministerial Outcome Document that called for the achievement of “an ambitious, universal implementable and realizable Post-2015 Development Agenda” that integrated all the dimensions of sustainable development for “the protection of the environment and the promotion of inclusive social and economic development in harmony with nature”.

The UN Environment Assembly Bureau

The Assembly is led by a Bureau and its President. The UN Environment Assembly Bureau assists the President in the general conduct of business of the UN Environment Assembly. The Bureau and its President are elected by the Assembly for a period of two years starting at the closure of the session at which they were elected and until the closure of the next regular session. The Bureau is composed of ten Ministers of the Environment and other senior officials from member states representing each of the five UN regions. 

H.E. Mr. James Fletcher
H.E. Mr. James Fletcher
H.E. Mr. Mariano Castro
H.E. Mr. Mariano Castro
Mr. Chris Vanden Bilcke
Mr. Chris Vanden Bilcke
Ms. Idunn Eidheim
Ms. Idunn Eidheim
H.E. Ms. Khatuna Gogaladze
H.E. Ms. Khatuna Gogaladze

Vice President and Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Georgia

H.E. Mr. Attila Korodi
H.E. Mr. Attila Korodi

Vice President and Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Romania

H.E. Mr. Sargon Lazar Slewa
H.E. Mr. Sargon Lazar Slewa
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Samy
H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Samy
H.E. Prof. Judy Wakhungu
H.E. Prof. Judy Wakhungu
H.E. Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren
H.E. Dr. Oyun Sanjaasuren
When: 23-27 June 2014 Where: Nairobi, Kenya Theme: Illegal trade in wildlife, air quality, environmental rule of law, financing the Green Economy, the Sustainable Development Goals, and “delivering on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”