The Environment Management Group was established in 2001 pursuant to the General Assembly resolution 53/242, paragraph 5, which supported the proposal of the Secretary-General to establish an environmental management group for the purpose of enhancing United Nations system-wide inter-agency coordination related to specific issues in the field of environment and human settlements.The work of the EMG is determined by consensus of the 51 Member Agencies who gather at the annual Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and its respective technical segment, in the margins of the UN General Assembly.
24th Meeting of the Senior Officials of the EMG (SOM 24)
The Environment Management Group held the 24th Meeting of the EMG Senior Official, which took place in New York during the last week of September 2018.
As per EMG tradition, SOM 24 was made up of a Technical Segment, which considered the progress reports of the IMGs and Consultative Processes and discussed the suggested action points for their future work, and of a Senior Segment that focused on providing strategic directions for the future work of the Environment Management Group in the context of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
*Minutes of the meeting will be available.
EMGSOM24 INF – 4. Common Approach to Environmental and Social Standards for UN Programming (under revision)
Previous Meetings and Archives
The meetings of the Senior Officials of the EMG are planned as required to facilitate a timely approach to addressing emerging issues of high importance at the global environmental and human settlements agenda, and to integrate knowledge available in the UN system.
The Senior Officials of the EMG have, as of 2017, met twenty-three times at the purpose of discussing the progress and the future of the EMG works going forward, as well as its place in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The Decisions taken during the most recent Senior Official Meetings can be found in the following reports: