Where can I am find information on the establishment of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)?
Last Updated: Sep 19, 2019     Views: 1816

The Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme was established by the General Assembly on 15 December 1972 by A/RES/2997(XXVII). The resolution also decided to establish an environment secretariat.

Resolution 67/251 of 25 July 2013 changed the designation of the Governing Council to the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme.

A/RES/3004(XXVII) decided that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is to be located in Nairobi, Kenya. The verbatim record of the General Assembly meeting is available in document A/PV.2112.

The location of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) was discussed during the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment [1972 Stockholm Conference]. The conference report is issued under the symbol A/CONF.48/14/REV.1.

The 1973 draft Rules and Procedure of the UNEP Governing Council are issued under the symbol UNEP/GC/12/Add.1. The current Rules and Procedure are available under the symbol DP/1/Rev.4 and from the UNEP website.

UNEP official documents are issued under symbol series UNEP/.

Press releases are available from the UNEP website. 

A copy of the headquarters agreement between the Government of Kenya and the United Nations Environmental Programme is attached.

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