#UNEA2 2 Days to go!

Update, 20 May 2016

Who's Coming?

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, United Nations for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN-Women); Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary and Head of Delegation, Germany; Judith Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, USA; Sergio Bergman, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Argentina; Maria de Fatima Jardim, Minister of the Environment, Angola; ; Lewis Pugh, Ocean Advocate and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador ; Joan Carling, Secretary General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact; Cletus Springer, Director, Department of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States.
Over 120 Ministers have confirmed their attendance.

UNEA News Coverage and Featured Stories

As governments and civil society around the world gear up for the UN Environment Assembly, global media and UNEP report on key UNEA themes.

UNEA Stories of Change

Stories that shine a light on how healthy ecosystems have the power to transform the planet and its people, the overarching theme at this year’s United Nations Environment Assembly.

For more UNEA stories, visit www.unep.org/unea

Voices of UNEA

Ministers' voices

Government Representatives explain why UNEA is important

Jane Nishida, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of International and Tribal Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, talks about UNEA.

Abdalla El Homoud Al Sabah, Director General of EPA, Kuwait, talks about UNEA.

Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the United Arab Emirates, talks about UNEA.

Other UNEA Voices

Chris Brown, VP of Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability for Olam International, encourages UNEA participants to implement the 2030 agenda.

Meshgan Al Awar, Secretary General of the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, delivers a brief message in Arabic from ahead of UNEA.


View the schedule of meetings and bookmark the events you want to attend with the UNEA app
The Science-Policy Forum has already started!
The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum starts on Saturday

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UNEA Unplugged


• HE Anote Tong, Former President of Kiribati

• HE Amina J Mohammed, Minister of Environment, Federal Republic of Nigeria

• Dr Ashok Khosla, Chairman, Development Alternatives


Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director

Taking place on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 at 6pm in Conference Room 1

Commemorate the International Day for Biodiversity with UNEA

22 May 2016

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UNEP's campaign against food waste and loss continues.

Food waste is the third largest contributor of GHGs to our climate.

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Stay tuned and follow #UNEA2 for updates.

For more information, please contact unea2@unep.org

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