Stockholm+50 Regional Consultations Synthesis Report

United Nations Environment Programme (28/05/2022)

The UN Conference on the Human Environment (1972 Stockholm Conference) was a watershed moment for environmental governance, as it was the first UN conference on international environmental issues. The Conference, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden, in June 1972, placed environmental protection on the international agenda, and gathered political leaders from all over the world to consider the best approaches for achieving it. One of the major results of the Stockholm Conference was the creation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which, among other things, provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment. To commemorate 50 years since the 1972 Stockholm Conference, the UN General Assembly, through its resolution 75/2801 of 24 May 2021, decided to convene an international meeting in Stockholm from 2-3 June 2022, to be hosted by the Governments of Sweden and Kenya, with support from UNEP and other partners. The General Assembly agreed on the theme of the meeting: “Stockholm+50: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity.” It also decided to organize multi-stakeholder discussions around the following “leadership dialogues”: • Leadership Dialogue 1: Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all; • Leadership Dialogue 2: Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19); and • Leadership Dialogue 3: Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development