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. Mid-term meetings are also held to update Members on progress made by the EMG.

28th Senior Officials Meeting of the United Nations Environment Management Group (SOM 28)

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 28th Senior Officials Meeting of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) will be held virtually on Thursday, 3 November 2022, from 2 PM Р3.30 PM Geneva time.

The technical segment of the meeting will take place on 13 October from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Geneva time.

The Mid-Term Technical Segment of the 28th Senior Officials Meeting of the Environment Management Group held on Thursday, 18 May 2022, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CEST via TEAMS.

Outcome Document

Meeting Documents

  1. Logistics Note
  2. Provisional Agenda
  3. Progress Report
  4. Concept Notes
    1. Strengthening UN System-wide Support to RCOs/UNCTs for Triple Planetary Crisis Responses (UNDP & UNEP)

    2. Issue Management Group on on Environmental Data and Statistics for the SDGs (UNEP)
    3. Nexus Dialogue on the Environmental Aspects of Minerals and Metals (UNEP)