Stakeholder Forum Webinars


European Region Capacity Building for the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5) – Days 1 & 2, 17 & 18 September 2020.

Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future (SF), in collaboration with the Civil Society Unit at The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP), delivered the second in a series of two-day comprehensive capacity-building and training webinars for Major Groups and other Stakeholders.  The European Region sessions were delivered on 17 & 18 September 2020.  The two, four-hours each, ‘Train-the-Trainer’ workshops are designed to inform stakeholders on how to effectively engage with the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEA) processes, and to identify ways to contribute to the delivery of the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work.

The recording of the first day can be found here and the day-one presentations can be downloaded here: Effectively Engage with the United Nations Environment Assembly Sessions 1 and 2 (Euro Region Day 1)

The recording of the second day can be found here, and the day-two presentations can be downloaded here: Effectively Engage with the United Nations Environment Assembly Sessions 3 and 4 (Euro Region Day 2)

For those participants wishing to complete the Day 2 homework, please download UNEA_UNEP Training Day 2 Homework


Asia-Pacific Region Capacity Building for the Fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5) – Days 1 & 2, 10 & 11 September 2020.

Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future (SF), in collaboration with the Civil Society Unit at The United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP), delivered the first in a series of two-day comprehensive capacity-building and training webinars for Major Groups and other Stakeholders.  The Asia-Pacific Region sessions were delivered on 10 & 11 September 2020.  The two, four-hours each, ‘Train-the-Trainer’ workshops are designed to inform stakeholders on how to effectively engage with the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEA) processes, and to identify ways to contribute to the delivery of the UNEP Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work.

The recording of the first day can be found here,  and the day-one presentations can be downloaded here: Effectively Engage with the United Nations Environment Assembly Sessions 1 and 2 Day 1

The recording of the second day can be found here, and the day-two presentations can be downloaded here: Effectively Engage with the United Nations Environment Assembly Sessions 3 and 4 Day 2

For those participants wishing to complete the Day 2 homework, please download UNEA_UNEP Training Day 2 Homework


Facilitation of the Participation of Major Groups and other Stakeholders on the Global Pact for the Environment: 1st Informal Substantive Consultation Meeting on Resolution 72/277, ‘Towards a Global Pact for the Environment,’ that was held virtually from 21-23 July 2020.

A capacity-building and strategy webinar was held on 16 July 2020, around the 1st Informal Substantive Consultation Meeting on Resolution 72/277, ‘Towards a Global Pact for the Environment.’ This kind of efficient, participatory engagement of civil society organizations with the Member States during such expert meetings creates expands ownership of a potential Global Pact for the Environment.  The event was delivered by Stakeholder Forum Senior Advisor Leida Rijnhout, with the support of the United Nations Environment Programme and the Global Pact Coalition.  The background documents and presentations, including the submission from the NGOs involved in the Res. 73/333 process, can be found here: Webinar on Facilitation of Major Groups and other Stakeholders for GPE (July 2020).  Additional documents, including the programme for the First informal substantive consultation meeting on UNGA Resolution 73/333 can be found here.


Future of the HLPF: Lessons from the proposal for a Sustainable Development Council for the UN General Assembly from Rio+20 for the future of the High-Level Political Forum.

On 13 July 2020, a ‘Pop Up Side Event’ webinar during the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, developed and delivered by Stakeholder Forum, revisited the ideas that were suggested by the Member States and stakeholders in the preparation for Rio+20 concerning the issue of what body should be created to replace the Commission on Sustainable Development.  The webinar presentation can be found here: Lessons from the Proposal for a SD Council for the UN GA for the Future of the HLPF (13 July 2020)


United Nations High-level Political Forum 2020 Side Event: ‘The Role of Oceans as a Sustainable Resource That Can Contribute to the Global Energy Transition’

Oceans, Energy, the Economy, and Our Future: A side event webinar during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July.

In cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations, Stakeholder Forum co-hosted a Zoom webinar side event on Wednesday 8 July during the 2020 United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.  The four presentations can be found as one PDF file here: The Role of Oceans as a Sustainable Resource That Can Contribute to the Global Energy Transition Presentations (8 July 2020)