European Regional Statement to the Ninth Global Civil Society Forum and the Tenth Special Session of UNEP’s Governing Council and Global Ministerial Environment Forum.

United Nations Environment Programme (2007)

The representatives of major groups of civil society1 focused their deliberations on the Strategic Direction of UNEP, in particular the six cross-cutting priorities and objectives outlined in the Medium-term Strategy for the Period 2010-2013 where UNEP can exercise environmental leadership in the areas of Climate change, Disasters and conflict, Ecosystem management, Environmental governance, Harmful substances and hazardous waste, and Resource efficiency – sustainable consumption and production. Within the context of the Medium-term Strategy, the following key messages have been put forward.