Civil society engagement

The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF)

The Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF) took place from 9–11 February 2021. During five consultative sessions, all interested Major Groups discussed their inputs to the first part of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5). Details of the consultations are found here. View highlights of main proceedings by ENB here

Major Groups and Stakeholders Engagement with UNEA-5

Statements by Major Groups and Stakeholders to the OECPR and UNEA-5.1 February 2021 here

Civil Society Engagement

UN Environment recognizes the importance of engaging Major Groups and other Stakeholders as partners and appreciates the perspectives they bring to the table, valuable research and advocacy functions they perform and their role in helping foster long-term, broad-based support for UN Environment’s mission.

Intergovernmental decisions will have stronger and broader recognition and support by the public if governments take Major Groups and other Stakeholders views into account as early as possible in policy-making and decision-making processes. Major Groups and other Stakeholders also play a direct role in the formation of policy as researchers, think-tanks, and watchdogs, or through advocacy.

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Issue No.39: Healthy food for all.

How do we make healthy diets accessible and affordable for all? A framework for action

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On the following page we will provide you with a multitude of resources such as  publications guidelines and policy documents that UN Environment has developed for Major Groups  and Stakeholders of civil society.

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Accredited organizations

Major Groups and Stakeholders can get directly involved with UN Environment by applying for Accreditation to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment. Learn more

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For further enquiries, contact Civil Society Unit:


Phone: +254 20 76 24500