The first Global Meeting of National Focal Points under the Fifth Programme for the Development and Periodic Review of Environmental Law (Montevideo Programme V) was originally scheduled to take place from 23-25 March 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but was postponed due to COVID-19. The meeting will now take place in two segments: a virtual segment held online from 2-4 June 2021, and an in-person segment held over three days in early 2022.
The meeting will be held pursuant to resolution 4/20 of the UN Environment Assembly that adopted the Montevideo Programme. Participants will provide guidance to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on relevant institutional and implementation arrangements for the programme, together with identifying needs and priorities in the field of environmental rule of law.
The Montevideo Programme V is an intergovernmental programme designed to promote the development and implementation of environmental rule of law, strengthen the related capacity in countries, and contribute to the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda.
dates: 2-4 June 2021
contact: Secretariat of the Montevideo Programme V, UNEP