The secretariat of the Green Customs Initiative, in partnership with the joint secretariat of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade, and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (BRS secretariat), is organizing
In-person (hybrid) session of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points (Nairobi, 6 – 9 June 2022)
Following the online segment of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points to the Fifth Montevideo Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme V), hosted from 2 - 4 June 2021, the in-person (hybrid) segment of the Global Meeting will take place at the United Nations Office at Nairobi from 6 - 9 June
Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Launches Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation – Call for Applicants
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, in collaboration with UNEP, has launched the Peer Review Network of Global Climate Litigation as part of continuing efforts to update and maintain the Global Climate Change Litigation database. The Peer Review Network includes practitioners and scholars who will act as “national rapporteurs” on climate change litigation in their countries. The Network
Call for side events proposals - First Global Meeting of National Focal Points for the Montevideo Programme V
From 6 to 9 June 2022, UNEP will host the in-person/hybrid segment of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points for the Montevideo Programme V, at the United Nations Office at Nairobi. This segment follows the first part of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points, which was held online in June 2021. Within this context, the
In pursuit of intergenerational equity: The UN and children’s and youth’s right to a healthy environment
Children and youth, particularly those from the most vulnerable and marginalised backgrounds, are disproportionately impacted by all kinds of environmental harm. Despite being the least responsible, they are more exposed to it than any other group.
In June 2021, Heads of UN Entities made a joint commitment to promote the right of children, youth and future generations to a healthy
In a landmark resolution adopted on 8 October 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council recognised that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right. Although the right to a healthy environment was already recognised by over 80 per cent of UN Member States through national law, court decisions or regional treaties, the Council's formal recognition marks a
The Steering Committee for Implementation, elected during the first Global Meeting of the National Focal Points of the Montevideo Programme V, held its first meeting on Thursday, 5 August 2021. The co-chairs and rapporteur for the Steering Committee were elected, and will hold their term until the global meeting of national focal points following their election.
Online Session of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points kicks off the substantive work under the Montevideo Programme V
‘The Montevideo Programme V is a flagship programme for UNEP and our Member States to strengthen environmental rule of law across the globe,’ stated Ms. Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of UNEP, in her opening remarks during the Online Session of the First Global Meeting of National Focal Points under the Fifth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of