UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

Committee Description

UNEP is the United Nations Environment Programme which aims to overcome environmental crises globally and establish a common ground for all Member States under environmental authority. UNEP contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the Agenda of 2030, which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, mainly focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals 6,7,13,14,15. Adopted on 16 September 1987, the Montreal Protocol is to date the only UN treaty ever that has been ratified every country on Earth - all 198 UN Member States Through its regional offices, UNEP 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 United Nations Environment Programme’s primary role is to assist Article 5 countries in actual or potential non-compliance to be in compliance with their obligations under this multilateral environmental agreement (MEA). has numerous offices in Europe and Central Asia that helps to initiate project processes. Hosted by Kazakhstan, the Almaty Office for Central Asia, helps to strengthen subregional cohesion among Central Asian countries while maintaining a pan-European approach and benefitting from the influence of the European Union’s environmental governance in particular. The United Nations Environmental Programme aims to eradicate environmental problems through efficient usage of resources, limiting the exploitation of nature, protection of forests for people’s benefit, sustainable management of, and endeavoring to close the gap between science, policy and society in order to effectively respond to latest issues.

Agenda

Applying sustainable solid waste management policies in Europe

Enhancing the management of water and land resources in the Aral Sea Basin

Mitigating the impacts of wildfires in southern Europe