UN Environment Management Group


The Environment Management Group (EMG) is a UN System-wide coordination body. Its Membership consists of the specialized agencies, programmes and organs of the United Nations including the secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements. It is chaired by the Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and supported by a secretariat provided by UNEP.


EMG was established to enhance UN system-wide inter-agency coordination related to specific issues in the field of environment and human settlements. It is a central outcome of the endorsement by the General Assembly, in resolution 53/242, of a comprehensive series of measures designed to enhance coherent and coordinated action within the UN system in these areas, as recommended by the Secretary-General in his report on Environment and Human Settlements (A/53/463).



EMG adopts a problem solving, issue-management approach, to enable the formulation of effective, coherent and coordinated UN system responses to specific environment and human settlements challenges. The current issues under consideration by the group include: IMG on Land, IMG on Biodiversity, IMG on Green Economy, IMG on Sustainability Management, Inputs for International and Environment Governance (IEG) and the EMG Consultative Process on Environmental and Social Safeguards.



Other inter-agency mechanisms

The NYO is represents UNEP in a number of thematic inter-agency meetings and processes, including:



Secretary-General's High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis



Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE)



Inter-Agency Consultative Group (IACG) on SIDS



UN Communications Group



United Nations Ad Hoc Interagency Task Force on Tobacco Control



Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues