This year has been key in advancing the international chemicals and waste agenda and will conclude with the UN Environment Assembly gathering in Nairobi, Kenya, from 4-6 December 2017, under the overarching theme “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet”.
As the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury meet for the first time to Make Mercury History, UN Environment launched the full version of the “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet” Report in preparation of the UN Environment Assembly. On this occasion, UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim invited the heads of delegations attending the meeting in Geneva to a High-Level Breakfast. There, Erik Solheim and invited guests, UNECE Executive Secretary, Olga Algayerova, and WHO Assistant Director-General, Flavia Bustreo, discussed the preparations for the third UN Environment Assembly and the contribution the Geneva “Pollution Hub” will make to the important event.
The UN Environment Assembly – the world’s highest-level decision -making body on the environment – has the universal membership of all 193 UN Member States and the full involvement of UN organizations, specialized agencies, inter-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector. In bringing together these varied communities, the Assembly provides a groundbreaking platform for leadership on global environmental policy.
More information and documents
Watch Video of the event.
- “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet” Report (PDF)
- UN Environment Assembly
- #BeatPollution Pledges
- IPEN Mercury Saloon