United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The united nations environment programme (unep) was created in 1972 following the United Nations Conference on Human Environment (UNCHE) in Stockholm, Sweden. The General Assembly (GA) of the United Nations (UN) set the goals and mandate of the UNEP in its resolution 2997 (XXVII). The mission of the UNEP is “to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.”

In general, the UNEP serves as a forum in which the member states of the UN can discuss environmental issues of international scope. For this, 58 member states are elected by the GA to serve as the governing body of the UNEP, which meets biennially ...

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