The UN General Assembly has decided to convene a two-day international meeting, ‘Stockholm+50: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity,’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden in June 1972.
Stockholm+50 will take place during the week of World Environment Day in 2022. The Government of Sweden will host and assume the costs of the meeting, with support from the Government of Kenya.
The meeting will comprise: an opening segment, including a “commemorative moment dedicated to” the 1972 Conference; four plenary meetings held in parallel with three leadership dialogues; and a closing segment. The leadership dialogues will address:
- Reflecting on the urgent need for actions to achieve a healthy planet and prosperity of all;
- Achieving a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- Accelerating the implementation of the environmental dimension of Sustainable Development in the context of the Decade of Action.
The UNGA's modalities resolution for the meeting invites “all relevant stakeholders, including women, youth, older persons, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and local communities” to contribute to both the meeting and its preparations. The text also refers to organizations with a standing invitation from the UNGA as observers, and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC. Other stakeholders can seek accreditation as observers.
Side events and other parallel events may be organized during the same hours as the plenary meetings and leadership dialogues; interpretation will be provided. The concept note for the meeting is now available (as of 14 March 2022).
The UNGA President will convene a one-day preparatory meeting at UN Headquarters in New York by April 2022.
dates: 2-3 June 2022
location: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden