2nd Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific

The second session of UN Environment’s Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific from 5-8 September 2017 in Bangkok is an opportunity for Member States in Asia Pacific to bring an Asia Pacific perspective, including the region’s emerging and priority environmental issues, to discussions at the world's highest-level decision-making body on the environment, the UN Environment Assembly, which will meet in December this year to look at ways to end pollution of our air, land, waterways, and oceans and to safely manage our chemicals and waste.

More specifically, at the Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia Pacific, Member States1 will:

  • be updated on progress on resolutions made at the 1st and 2nd sessions of the UN Environment Assembly;
  • discuss and identify priority and emerging issues from the region to be reflected in preparations for the upcoming UN Environment Assembly;
  • have an opportunity to contribute towards the theme of the Assembly, “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet”;
  • weigh in on draft resolutions around a pollution free planet that have been submitted to the Secretariat of Governing Bodies of the United Nations Environment Programme; and
  • be invited to provide regional inputs to the draft declaration of the United Nations Environment Assembly at its third session.

The Forum is also an occasion for UN Environment partners, UN agencies, private sector representatives, scientists, academia, and civil society to bring their perspectives and ideas to achieve a pollution-free planet by 2030.

1The geographical coverage of the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific includes: Afghanistan; Australia; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China; Cook Islands; Democratic People’s Republic of Korea; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Iran (Islamic Republic of); Japan; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; New Zealand; Niue; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; and Viet Nam.


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