Information For Major Groups And Stakeholders Of Civil Society

Providing support to Major Groups and Stakeholders of civil society is an important part of the work of the Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch. On the following pages we will provide you with a multitude of resources such as publications, guidelines and policy documents that UNEP has developed for Major Groups and Stakeholders of civil society. You will also find useful links to our partners.

Publications

In order to keep Major Groups and Stakeholders of civil society informed about its work, UNEP provides them with information through its various publications. The "Perspectives"series published by UNEP's Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch presents views from Major Groups and Stakeholders of civil society or about issues that are relevant for them.

Guidelines and Policy Documents

Major Groups and Stakeholders of civil society can get involved in UNEP in many different ways. These guidelines provide some very useful information on how to engage with UNEP. 

Partner Links

The Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch works with a multitude of partners from Major Groups and Stakeholders organizations to UN sister agencies.

   

 
Independent Evaluation of UNEP's Engagement with Civil Society Available

UNEP had contracted an independent evaluator to evaluate UNEP's main project to engage with Major Groups and Stakeholders (MGS).

Established in January 2010, the project was designed to facilitate the participation of MGS in UNEP's work at the policy and programmatic level, thus improving the impact and quality of UNEP's overall work.

The project created a platform that enabled MGS to engage in policy dialogue, participate in multilateral environmental negotiations and influence environmental decision‐making.

The project also aimed to ensure that an increasing number of MGS participated effectively in the governance debate at UNEP and in the implementation of UNEP’s programme of work, and that new strategic partnerships were formed with MGS.

It was implemented by UNEP's Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch.

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