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Youth to Participate at the EMG Nexus Dialogue on Stockholm+50
We are pleased to invite you to register for the two-part Nexus Dialogues on the Stockholm+50 organised by the Secretariat of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG)! Specifically, in the second dialogue, there will be three speakers from the youth! Felipe Gallo from the Children and Youth Major Group, Melina, founder of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, and Sara from LAC region nominated by UNICEF as part of their programme on youth. Please register now to both of the sessions to participate!
Two online Nexus Dialogues in the Stockholm+50 series: Representatives from the UN system, civil society, academia and Member States are invited to engage in the discussion organized over two sessions: Taking Stock of Our Responsibility & Opportunity: 23 November 2022, 1400 - 1600 CET (Geneva Time) - REGISTER HERE
Part 1 will engage participants in reflecting on the journey over the past fifty years – on successes, lessons learned and gaps in mainstreaming and implementing the environmental dimension of sustainable development by the UN.
Foreseeing the Future of Our Responsibility & Opportunity: 30 November 2021, 1400 - 1600 CET (Geneva Time) - REGISTER HERE Part 2 of the dialogue will engage participants in aspiring towards a shared future where we are living in harmony with nature, honoring current and future generation’s Right to a Healthy Environment, envisaging a sustainable recovery from COVID-19, and proposing specific and actionable plans to accelerate achievement of the environmental dimension of the SDGs to achieve a healthy planet for the prosperity of all.
Stockholm+50 will be an opportunity to highlight the environmental dimension of sustainable development and accelerate the implementation of international commitments in the context of the Decade of Action, the Multilateral Environmental Agreements, the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other UN initiatives, such as the Decades for Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration, including in the context of a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The international meeting will also provide a platform to: take stock of the system-wide efforts undertaken by the United Nations in addressing the environmental agenda since the 1972 Stockholm Conference; reflect on related achievements and results; and develop future perspectives for coherent, coordinated action in going beyond planetary crises for the prosperity of a healthy planet, for all. Amongst other institutions, the United Nations Environment Management Group (EMG) has promoted programmatic collaboration and advanced the implementation of environmental activities through system-wide engagement of UN entities. In the lead up to the International Meeting, the EMG will organize a 2-Part Nexus Dialogue Series on Stockholm+50 –to encourage consideration and reflection within the UN system on:
Achievements and challenges encountered by the UN system in addressing the environmental agenda since the 1972 Stockholm Conference;
Lessons learned and recommendations to impart on the future implementation of the environmental agenda, to benefit all levels of its stakeholders and leave no one behind;
How the environmental agenda has been integrated into, and implemented within, the 2030 Agenda, the SDGs, and other related initiatives and frameworks; and
The UN system’s aspirations and commitments towards accelerating programmatic mandates and actions that seek to ensure the best possible outcomes in going beyond the planetary crises for the prosperity of a healthy planet, for all.
Website for more information: https://unemg.org/stockholm50-nexus-dialogue-series/ Background Documents
A/75/280, International meeting entitled “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity”
UNEP/EA.4/3, Implementation plan “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet”: Note by the Executive Director
David Passarelli, Fatima Denton and Adam Day, Beyond Opportunism: The UN Development System’s Response to the Triple Planetary Crisis (New York: United Nations University, 2021).
Lopez-Claros, Augusto, Arthur L. Dahl and Maja Groff. 2020. Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 545 p. doi:10.1017/9781108569293 (open source)