The Terms of Reference (TOR) of the EMG were approved in 2000 by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC), which has since been replaced by the Chief Executives Board on Coordination (CEB).
It followed a process of consultation carried out through the ACC’s Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development (IACSD) and UNEP’s Committee of Permanent Representatives in Nairobi. The TOR was presented in a report from the eighth special session of Governing Council of UNEP to the General Assembly.
EMG reports on its cooperation and achievements to the Governing Council of UNEP and other intergovernmental bodies as needed. It also interacts with other Interagency Bodies especially the Chief Executives Board of Coordination (CEB) and its subsidiary bodies.