The UN Environment Assembly is the policy making organ of the UN Environment Programme. Headquartered in Nairobi, the UNEA comprises all 193 UN Member States. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The Assembly aspires to deliver palpable commitments to end pollution in all the dimensions through which it afflicts our environment. These comprise a political declaration on pollution linked to the Sustainable Development goals, resolutions and decisions adopted by Member States to address particular aspects of pollution, and voluntary commitments by governments, private sector entities and civil society. Their mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
The work of the UNEA includes assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; developing international and national environmental instruments; and strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment. UNEA categorizes work into seven broad thematic areas: climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and environment under review. In all of their work, UNEA works closely with Member States as well as representatives from civil society, businesses, and other Major Groups and Stakeholders. We are always looking for new ways to leverage partnerships to drive sustainable development.