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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Perspectives

Issue No. 35: What kinds of agriculture will help us reach the sustainable development goals? Those that help and those that hinder

The UNCCD has said: “Our inefficient food system is threatening human health and environmental sustainability … The current agribusiness model benefits the few at the expense of the many: small-scale farmers, the essence of rural livelihoods and backbone of food production for millennia, are under immense stress from land degradation, insecure tenure, and a globalized food system that favors…

Resources

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

Contact us

For further enquiries, contact Civil Society Unit:

Email: unenvironment-civilsociety@un.org

Phone: +254 20 76 24500