Global Major Groups & Stakeholders Forum


On the past 16-17 February, nrg4SD participated at the 14th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum - GMGSF-14 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Organized by UNEP in preparation to the first universal session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF), 18-22 February at the same location, the forum was a great oppurtinity to establish a closer dialogue among stakeholders, and specially to prepare synergized contributions to the Governing Council.


The forum was also a platform to discuss the implementation of Rio+20 outcomes, considering inclusive mechanisms within UNEP, the post-Rio+20 processes and the post-2015 agenda.


Here follows the description as in UNEP website: "The objective of the Forum will be to facilitate preparations of major groups and stakeholders towards the GC27/GMEF which will hold ministerial-level consultations on emerging policy issues under the following themes: “Implementing Rio+20: A strengthened environmental pillar of sustainable development”, and “Implementing a green economy as an important tool for achieving sustainable development”. Among other issues, the Forum will provide an opportunity for a multi-stakeholders dialogue, as part of the implementation of the Rio+20 Outcome document, on new models and mechanisms to promote transparency and effective engagement of civil society in the work of UNEP; the role and opportunities for involvement of civil society in the post-Rio+20 processes and the post-2015 development agenda."

A message was prepared by nrg4SD and ICLEI, representing the Local Authorities Major Group, and fowarded to UNEP as a stakeholder consultation to GC/GMEF, which can be accessed through

UNEP will display the recorded sessions at:, which can also be used to watch live GC/GMEF sessions. 

More information can be found at: . Including presentations and other Major Groups' messages. 

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