The Association ‘National Network of the Global Compact’ was successfully accredited to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment and was added to the List of Accredited Organizations with Observer Status to UN Environment.
Accreditation provides non-governmental organizations with observer status to the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies according to Rule 70 of the rules of procedure of the United Nations Environment Assembly of UN Environment. Accreditation will bring many advantages for your organization with respect to participation in the work of UN Environment’s Governing Bodies, such as the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UN Environment and the Committee of Permanent Representatives.
Accreditation is the main entry point for Major Groups and Stakeholders into policy dialogue at UN Environment. In the process leading up to sessions of the United Nations Environmental Assembly of UN Environment, the accredited organizations have the opportunity to participate in the Regional Consultation Meeting to be held in your region, in preparation for the Assembly; to contribute in the preparation of Regional Civil Society Statements towards UN Environment and the Assembly; to receive unedited working documents of the United Nations Environment Assembly at the same time as the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR); to submit to the UN Environment Secretariat written contributions to these unedited working documents for distribution to the Governments through the Committee of the Permanent Representatives (CPR); and to participate in the public Meetings of the Committee of Permanent Representatives, the Assembly and the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum, an associated meeting of the UN Environment Assembly.
Due to the new status, delegation of the UNGC Local Network already in March 2019 will be able to participate in the UN Environment Assembly, which takes place every two years and joins together ministers of environment from all over the world.