Ministerial Declaration on Strengthening Actions for Nature
The theme for UNEA-6 is “Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution”.
Preparations for the 6th Session of the United Nations Environment Assembley (UNEA-6) Ministerial Declaration were initiated through a letter from the UNEA President, dated 05 May 2023. With the letter, the UNEA President circulated the zero draft of the ministerial declaration and invited Member States and Stakeholders to share initial ideas and inputs on a Ministerial Declaration by 31 of May 2023, in accordance with the Roadmap sent on the 04 May 2023.
The UN Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. It addresses the critical environmental challenges facing the world today. Understanding these challenges and preserving and rehabilitating our environment is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Environment Assembly meets biennially to set priorities for global environmental policies and develop international environmental law. Through its resolutions and calls to action, the Assembly provides leadership and catalyses intergovernmental action on the environment. Decision-making requires broad participation, which is why the Assembly provides an opportunity for all peoples to help design solutions for our planet’s health based on sound science.
The overall theme for UNEA-6 is “Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution”. The event itself will be held from 26 February to 1 March 2024 at the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme, in Nairobi, Kenya.
You can read the Zero Draft of the UNEA-6 Ministerial Declaration on the UNEA website. The EPI Secretariat's cover letter and response to the Zero Draft can be read under the Inputs and Comments from Observers, Including Major Stakeholders.