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:
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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