Shakhes Pajouh International Engineering Research Institute has been granted Accreditation as an observer to the governing body of United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP)
Shakhes Pajouh International Engineering Research Institute recently has been granted another prestigious Accreditation for acting as an observer to the governing body of United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP). Besides an observer to the governing body of UNEP, Shakhes Pajouh Research Institute also can contribute and participate in the work of UNEP’s Governing Bodies, such as the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of UNEP and its subsidiary bodies.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an agency which coordinates its environmental activities and assists developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. Its activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and green economy. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can be implemented in conjunction with policy, and working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments, regional institutions in conjunction with environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs). UNEP has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects.
In 2013, following the mandate of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the 58-member governing body of UNEP adopted a resolution that created the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP. The resolution also established universal membership in UNEP, which includes all 193 UN member states, as well as stakeholders and observer states. UNEA is the main governing body of UNEP and the highest political forum on environmental issues, and is assigned the duty to ensure that sustainability is recognized as a global priority and monitor the active participation of relevant stakeholders in the governance on UNEP. UNEA holds inaugural session in June of 2014 which will focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda, as well as illegal trade in wildlife. UNEA will also host a symposium on the environmental rule of law.