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Monaco in Nairobi to lay the foundations of the Sixth Session of the UN Environment Assembly.

The new year will start with a key meeting on the future of Planet Earth environment. The Sixth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-6) will be held from the 26th February to the 1st March 2024 at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi (Kenya) developing the theme "Effective, inclusive and sustainable multilateral actions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution".


In view of this summit, a preliminary meeting has been recently organised to lay the foundation among various member states. A Monegasque delegation, represented by Frédérique Vidal, Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Wilfrid Deri, Focal Point of Monaco, took part in the 10th Annual Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, in the footstep of the next United Nations Environment Assembly.


Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP, pointed out: «It is impressive to see how such a small Country can have such a great influence on environmental policies» referring to the long lasting commitment of the Sovereign Prince and Monaco Government on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Photo >> From left to right: Wilfrid Deri (Monaco Focal Point), Frédérique Vidal (Permanent Representative of Monaco), Inger Andersen (Executive Director UNEP), Radhika Ochalik (Director UNEP) [10th annual meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives] © Direction de la Communication

The meeting gathered delegations from around one hundred Member States, dressing a detailed review on major UNEP’s administrative issues, strategy and programmes. In this context, Monaco is supporting strategies aimed at promoting Nature-Based Solutions to face the three environmental planetary crisis focused on: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. More specifically, the Principality develops concrete and reproducible solutions, based on inclusive participation starting with local communities through a bottom-up approach.


The Sixth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly will also play as a privileged stage where to enhance cooperation, a real driving force to foster the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) planned on the 28th February 2024. A full day devoted to debates, joint actions and sharing of experience.

The Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR) will precede the event, from the 19th to the 23rd February 2024, to facilitate pre-negotiations and to draft contents for the proposed resolutions, declarations and decisions to be finally endorsed and approved by the Assembly. ***

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