The Environment Assembly of the United Nations (UNEA-2) concluded on Friday the 27th of May 2016 with the adoption of 25 resolutions.The Assembly which was attended by thousands of delegates from 174 countries,120 at the ministerial level,230 representatives of business and 400 representatives from accredited Major Groups & Stakeholders took place at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi.
With the theme being “Delivering on the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development”, far reaching decisions on issues such as Illegal trade in wildlife,air pollution and sustainable consumption and production were passed by the World’s Environment ministers.
During the week-long meeting, delegates negotiated resolutions in the Committee of the Whole (COW), which were adopted by UNEA-2 at its closing plenary.
On Illegal trade in wildlife which is pushing wildlife species to the brink of extinction,the resolution adopted contains a preambular language,inter alia, recognizing the important role that the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife…
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