22-23 February 2021 virtual
Online Session of the Fifth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5)

The fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) was scheduled to take place during the last week of February 2021, in Nairobi, Kenya, as agreed during UNEA-3 in December 2017. Due to the global pandemic, an online session of UNEA-5 took place virtually from 22-23 February 2021. A resumed, in-person session of UNEA-5 will take place from 28 February – 2 March 2022. 

The overall theme of UNEA-5 is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. The theme calls for strengthened action to protect and restore nature and the nature-based solutions to achieve the SDGs in its three complementary dimensions (social, economic and environmental).

Agenda items include:

  • International environmental policy and governance issues
  • Programme of work and budget and other administrative and budgetary issues
  • Contributions to the meetings of the high-level political forum on sustainable development and implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
  • Commemoration of the creation of UNEP by the UN Conference on the Human Environment 

The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of UNEA-3 is here.

dates: 22-23 February 2021
location: virtual
contact: UNEP
www: https://environmentassembly.unenvironment.org/unea5

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