Civil society engagement

Civil Society Engagement

UNEP ( UN Environment Programme) recognizes the importance of engaging Major Groups and other Stakeholders as partners and appreciates the perspectives they bring to the table, valuable research and advocacy functions they perform and their role in helping foster long-term, broad-based support for UNEP’s mission.

Intergovernmental decisions will have stronger and broader recognition and support by the public if governments take Major Groups and other Stakeholders views into account as early as possible in policy-making and decision-making processes. Major Groups and other Stakeholders also play a direct role in the formation of policy as researchers, think-tanks, and watchdogs, or through advocacy.

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    Issue No. 41: On the road to success: Designing an effective plastics treaty.

    The Environmental Investigation Agency, one of the Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS) leaders in beating plastic pollution, discussed the elements of a successful treaty to beat plastic pollution, ahead of the INC-1.

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    On the following page we will provide you with a multitude of resources such as  publications guidelines and policy documents that UNEP ( UN Environment Programme) has developed for Major Groups  and Stakeholders of civil society.

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    Accredited organizations

    Major Groups and Stakeholders can get directly involved with UNEP by applying for Accreditation to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP. Learn more

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    For further enquiries, contact Civil Society Unit:


    Phone: +254 20 76 24500