Major Groups and Stakeholders Consultation (Partly Closed Meeting)

Sun Jun 7th 10:00am - 8:30pm

Facilitated by the Norwegian Forum for Development and Environment, this meeting brought together representatives of Major Groups and Stakeholders to discuss the theme of UNEA 5 and related sub-themes, prepare their views and positions, including for presenting them to member states.


  • Increase the relevance of UNEA 5 by allowing relevant stakeholders globally to engage actively and meaningful with the UNEA 5 preparatory process and the UNEA and CPR Bureaus;
  • Strengthen the inter-action and information flow between UNEA and CPR Bureaus and Major Groups and Stakeholders;
  • Enrich the UNEA and CPR Bureau retreats with input and expertise from non-state actors, represented by the nine Major Groups and other Stakeholders;
  • Give a space to Major Groups and Stakeholders to discuss the UNEA theme, and to develop their input and positions, including in the light of the COVID-10 Pandemic, with a view to maximize the outcome of UNEA 5 and to prioritize MGS actions and inputs to UNEA 5;
  • Build the capacity and knowledge base of civil society organizations and relevant stakeholders regionally and globally;
  • Increase the number of civil society organizations and other stakeholders that engage with UNEP, including through formal accreditation


All times are given in East Africa Time (Nairobi, Kenya : GMT+3)

13.00 - 13.25: Framing the consultation and the ambitions (Opening)

13.30 - 14.30: Tackling Ocean Pollution (Panel discussion and group discussions)

14.45 - 15.45: Health and Environment: What a post-pandemic recovery looks like (Panel discussion and group discussions)

16.00 - 17.00: Ecosystem Restoration, Biodiversity, and Development: How can we have development in harmony with nature? (Panel discussion and group discussions)

17.15 - 18.15: Road to Stockhom+50, [email protected] and achieving the SDGs: Involvement and Implementation (Panel discussion and group discussions)

19.00 - 20.00: Developing action points based on initial discussions in the break-out sessions (Group discussions)

20.30 - 21.30: Taking the work forward: How to advance the outcomes of the consultation towards UNEA 5 in a strategic manner? (Panel discussion)

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