The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum is a unique opportunity for civil society organizations to engage on the agenda of the 2017 UN Environment Assembly. Self-organized by Major Groups and Stakeholders accredited to UN Environment, this multi-stakeholder Forum is open to the participation of accredited and non-accredited civil society organizations, the private sector and Member States. The Forum will allow Major Groups and Stakeholders the opportunity to coordinate their input into both the Open-ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (29 November – 1 December 2017) and the Assembly itself. More information is available here.
Madam Chair, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, thanks for the opportunity to contribute an environmental perspective to the implementation of the six mandated areas of the Permanent Forum.
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