Report to the 3rd annual subcommittee meeting of the CPR and the 132nd meeting of the CPR by Oyun Sanjaasuren, President, United Nations Environment Assembly
The Rio+20 outcome document “The Future We Want” in its paragraph 88(h), invited UNEP to review its mechanisms for Major Groups and Stakeholders’ participation. It states. Subsequently, the UNEP Governing Council at its first universal session in February 2013 adopted decision 27/2 on institutional arrangements for UNEP governance which, in its paragraph 7. The draft stakeholder engagement policy (SEP) was discussed at the first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-1) in June 2014. While considerable progress had been made since the policy was debated in the first meeting of the open-ended Committee of 2 Permanent Representatives to UNEP (24-28 March 2014), UNEA-1 could not conclude with an agreed text of the policy and relevant amendments to the UNEA rules of procedures. Therefore, it is left to the second session of UNEA (UNEA-2) in May 2016 to take a final decision. The text of the policy as left by the end of UNEA-1 (with bracketed text) can be found in the annex of this report.
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