Building Back Greener – UNEA 5 is Here!

The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body for the environment. The Assembly meets biennially in Nairobi, Kenya, to set priorities for global environmental policies and to develop international environmental law. Due to the global pandemic, the fifth session of the UNEA will be split into two events, with

Our Voice at the UN

This month's edition focuses on the work of SI's United Nations representatives in Nairobi. The United Nations Office in Nairobi is the headquarters for the UN in Africa and the home of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). UNEP is responsible for coordinating the UN’s environmental activities and supports the

World Environment Day

5 June is World Environment Day, SI Advocacy Coordinator, Hannah Agius, discusses the importance of adopting a gender perspective for this year's theme, biodiversity. The term 'biodiversity' refers to the 8 million species of plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria living on earth, and the ecosystems to which they belong. The

Entrance of Gender Issues into Global Environmental Development Agenda

By  Alice Odingo, SI UN Representative to UN Environment, Women Major Group (WMG) Alternate Facilitating Committee member and NGO Major Group Organizing Partner, Global South. "There are many definitions of the term environment. One such definition is “The external physical, biological and socio-economic conditions influencing the growth and development of

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