The resumed Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) will take place online and in Nairobi, Kenya, on 28 February – 2 March 2022. The overall theme for UNEA-5 is “Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. This highlights the pivotal role nature plays in our lives and in social, economic and environmental sustainable development.

UNEA-5 is an opportunity for Member States to share best practices for sustainability. It will create momentum for governments build on and catalyze impact on multilateral environmental efforts to protect and restore the natural world on which our economies and societies depend.

Immediately after UNEA-5.2, the Assembly will hold a Special Session of the Assembly on 3 - 4 March 2022, devoted to the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of UN Environment Programme in 1972 ([email protected]).

UNEA-5 side events will focus on “Strengthening actions for nature to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”, and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of UNEP.  Kindly note the call for side event proposals is closed.


Thursday 3 March, 2022

[email protected] High-Level Opening Ceremony

- Adoption of the agenda and organization of work.

- Credentials of representatives.

- High level opening statements

- Adoption of political declaration

- Presentation of UNEP’s Science Policy Interface Report

- Presentation of the stakeholder report “The UNEP we want”


Friday 4 March, 2022