Civil society engagement

UN Environment 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 UN Environment’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.36: Food Sovereignty; A Political vision for conserving genetic resources and self- reliance in Pakistan

Over the last century, it has become clear that environmental disasters that threaten human civilization, such as global
warming, are largely attributable to humans themselves.
The Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded
that it is 95 per cent certain that human activities have caused most of the Earth’s warming…


On the following page we will provide you with a multitude of resources such as  publications guidelines and policy documents that UN Environment 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 UN Environment by applying for Accreditation to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment. Learn more

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For further enquiries, contact Civil Society Unit:


Phone: +254 20 76 24500