For 50 years the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has coordinated a worldwide effort to confront the planet’s biggest environmental challenges. This global collaboration has helped repair the ozone layer, phase out leaded fuel, stop some endangered species from going extinct and more. UNEP’s convening power and rigorous scientific research has provided a platform for countries to engage, act boldly and advance the global environmental agenda.
To mark UNEP’s 50th anniversary, a year-long series of activities and outreach events are taking place under the [email protected] banner. These recognize the significant progress made on global environmental matters and address the planetary challenges to come.
This sets the stage for a special session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) taking place in Nairobi, Kenya and online, on 3 and 4 March, 2022. This high-level event will be devoted to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNEP in 1972.