Background Papers for the Ministerial Consultations: Universal Membership of the United Nations Environment Programme: Discussion Paper Presented by the Executive Director

United Nations Environment Programme (02/01/2013)

The present paper is intended as a briefing for ministers in connection with the first parallel round-table discussion on the universal membership of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It covers the following five elements: science-policy interface; responsiveness to countryneeds; secure, stable, adequate and increased financial resources to fulfil the mandate of UNEP; stakeholder participation; and future ministerial engagement.