Supporting the 2030 Agenda and "The future we want"

UN Environment supports the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Rio+20 outcome document, “The future we want” by promoting effective international environmental governance, which has been a subject of discussion among member States since the establishment of UN Environment in 1972.  Discussions on international environmental governance have been intertwined with those related to enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of UN Environment governing bodies, namely the UN Environment Assembly (previously the Governing Council) and its intersessional subsidiary body, the Committee of Permanent Representatives, and their respective bureaus. 

Paragraph 88 of “The future we want”, the outcome document adopted by world leaders at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, represents one of the milestone efforts to enhance international environmental governance, including by strengthening and upgrading UN Environment.  With this reinforced mandate, UN Environment aspires to provide strategic contributions to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and other relevant sustainable development governance processes.


Enhancing cooperation, synergy, and gender mainstreaming among biodiversity related conventions in the ASEAN region

Some countries in the ASEAN region already have institutional structures in place that are mandated to promote inter-ministerial coordination and collaboration among focal points or various conventions; however…

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