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.

29th Senior Officials Meeting of the United Nations Environment Management Group (SOM 29)

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 29th Senior Officials Meeting of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) will be held virtually on Tuesday, 10 October 2023, from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Geneva time.

The technical segment of the meeting will take place on Tuesday, 26 September 2023, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM Geneva time.

SOM 29 Meeting Documents

Mid-Term Meeting (16 May 2023)

The Mid-Term Technical Segment of the 29th Senior Officials Meeting of the Environment Management Group held on will be held on Tuesday, 16 May 2023, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CEST via TEAMS.

Meeting Documents

  1. Provisional Agenda
  2. Progress Report