United Nations Environment Assembly in preparation at the Hassan II International Center for Environmental Training
The Hassan II International Center for Environmental Training, as the academic branch of the Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection, chaired by HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, will host preparatory consultations for United Nations Environment Assembly 6 (UNEA-6) on July 3-5, 2023.
UNEA is the world’s leading environmental forum. Under the aegis of the United Nations, it brings together representatives from 193 member states, along with Major Groups and Stakeholders (the official UN Environment Programme designation for civil society) to address pressing environmental challenges. UNEA enables multilateral cooperation and provides a platform for political dialogue, negotiations, and decision-making around environmental challenges. UNEA’s sessions, held every two years in Nairobi, provide resolutions for environmental action, based on an extensive consultation.
UNEA’s sixth session (UNEA-6), chaired by the kingdom of Morocco, is scheduled for February 26 to March 1, 2024 at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and the theme this year is focused on “effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral action to address climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution.”
Over three days at the Hassan II International Center for Environmental Training, UNEA’s Major Groups and Stakeholders will prepare for the joint retreat of UNEA-6 Bureaux and Committee of Permanent Representatives taking place in Tangier on July 6 and 7.
The UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders will review UNEA-5 resolutions and its progress, and they will work on drafting the UNEA-6’s Ministerial Declaration & its resolutions which will be adopted in Nairobi in 2024. In addition to that, on Monday July 3, A Youth consultative day is co-organized with UNEP’s Major Group for Children and Youth for young activists to make sure their voices are heard and included.
At the close of proceedings, on Thursday July 6, participants will head to Tangier, for the joint retreat of UNEA-6 Bureaux and Committee of Permanent Representatives.