The Open-Ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR) will convene immediately prior to the third session of the UN Environment Assembly of the UN Environment (UNEA-3).
In addition to preparing draft decisions for UNEA-3, OECPR 3 will review progress reports on the implementation of various decisions and resolutions of previous UNEA sessions, including: UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; support to the implementation of the Paris Agreement; sound management of chemicals and waste; prevention, reduction and reuse of food waste; marine plastic litter and micro plastics; illegal trade in wildlife and wildlife products; protection of the environment in areas affected by armed conflict; and enhancing the work of UN Environment Programme in facilitating cooperation, collaboration and synergies among biodiversity-related conventions. The meeting will also consider a progress report on the Sixth Edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6).
dates: 29 November – 1 December 2017
location: Nairobi, Kenya