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When: 3 - 4 March 2022
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
The fifth United Nations Environment Assembly will be followed by a special session, called UNEP@50, to be held 3 - 4 March 2022, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The special session will be held under the overall theme of "Strengthening UNEP for the implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
UNEP@50 is a time to reflect on the past and envision the future. It provides an opportunity to reinvigorate international cooperation and spur collective action to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste. No country or continent can solve these global crises alone. But each nation has a crucial role to play in protecting our people and planet.
Please find relevant documents and schedules for this commemoration event in the tabs above.
The resumed Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) takes place online and in Nairobi, Kenya, on 28 February – 2 March 2022. Immediately after UNEA-5.2, a Special Session of the Assembly is being held on 3-4 March 2022, devoted to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UN Environment Programme in 1972 (UNEP@50).
UNEA-5 side events will focus on “Strengthening actions for nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals” and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of UNEP.
Agenda Item 1: Opening of the session
Agenda Item 2: Adoption of the agenda and organization of work
Organization of work Uploaded on 14 February 2022
Scenario Note for UNEA 5.2 and UNEP@50 Uploaded on 15 February 2022
Agenda Item 3: Credentials of representatives
Final notification by the Executive Director Uploaded on 14 February 2022
Agenda Item 4: Statements by representatives
Agenda Item 5: Presentation of the report of the Executive Director on the science-policy interface
Progress in the implementation of resolution 4/23 on enhancing the science-policy interface of the United Nations Environment Programme: English | Arabic | Chinese | French | Spanish | Russian Uploaded on 14 February 2022
Layout version of the report “Reflecting on the past and imagining the future: a contribution to the dialogue on the science-policy interface”: English | Arabic | Chinese | French | Spanish | Russian Uploaded on 15 February 2022
Agenda Item 6: Presentation of the stakeholder report entitled “The UNEP We Want”
Joint Global Statement by Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Uploaded on 21 February 2022
Presentation of the stakeholder report entitled “The UNEP We Want” Uploaded on 23 February 2022
Agenda Item 7: Leadership dialogues
Guidance note on participation in the leadership dialogues Uploaded on 14 February 2022
Agenda Item 8: Multi-stakeholder dialogue
Special session to commemoration the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP@50) - Concept Note for the Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Uploaded on 14 February 2022
Guidance note on participation in the multi-stakeholder dialogue Uploaded on 14 February 2022
Agenda Item 9: Adoption of the political outcome of the session
Agenda Item 10: Adoption of the report of the session and the Chair’s summary
Agenda Item 11: Closure of the session