The Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development (MCED) is an intergovernmental meeting organized since 1985 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). MCED functions as an agenda setting body to assess the state of environmental sustainability in the region, identify regional perspectives and priorities, and agree on concerted actions to promote sound environmental management and sustainable use of natural resources. The decisions and recommendations adopted at MCED directly feed into the regular sessions of the Commission.
The seventh session of the Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development will provide ESCAP members with the opportunity to discuss environment trends in the region, review implementation of the outcomes of the sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific held in Astana in 2010, as well provide guidance with respect to the ESCAP programme of work on environment and development for the upcoming years through the discussion and approval of a Ministerial Declaration. The setting of the Conference also provides ministers and environment authorities of the region with a channel to bring their instances to the highest level of political attention through the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
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