The Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) will be coordinating the business delegation at the Fourth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4). UNEA-4 will be held from 11 - 15 March 2019 at the UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi.

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16th October and is dedicated to tackling global hunger. World Food Day promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and highlights the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Monday, May 21, 2018 announced the appointment of Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) will take place from 11-15 March 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, on the theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production’. The proposed concept note for the  Assembly sets out three focus areas for consideration by Member States and Stakeholders. These will be used to develop background documentation and guide ministerial dialogues and outcomes.

UN Environment Business and Industry Major Group is pleased to announce the newly elected Business and Industry Major Group Representatives to UN Environment Major Group Facilitating Committee.

UN Environment has updated the draft Roadmap to the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly for the Governing Bodies of UN Environment.

View the latest Roadmap here

This March, at the 6th International Marine Debris Conference in San Diego, the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA) presented a technical session on our progress and solutions to address marine debris. Our panel featured GPA members from associations in The Philippines, South Africa, South America, Europe and the United States. Together, we used this opportunity to announce our 4th GPA Progress Report which highlighted 355 projects undertaken by 74 plastics industry associations in 40 countries to help prevent and better understand marine litter. The work underway now represents an increase of more than three and a half times the number of projects since 2011 when the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter was announced.

UN Environment has released a draft Roadmap to the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly for the Governing Bodies of UN Environment. This Roadmap is updated regularly.

The Business Symposium will mark the growing recognition for business’ role and responsibility in achieving the sustainable development goals, and the renewed commitment the business community has made to engage with UN Environment and its member states through the launch of the Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) which will help to coordinate more business engagement.

The Business Symposium will offer the opportunity to engage a broad cross-section of business representatives in dialogue with UN staff, governments and civil society on the key themes of UNEA 3, with a focus on business’ contribution to achieving a pollution-free planet. Confirmed speakers include: