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.