United Nations Environment Assembly

Click here for the UNEA background guide (available 15 November 2019).

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) is the governing body of the UN Environment Programme (UN Environment), and works towards finding innovative solutions to tackle environmental issues and realize sustainable development. UNEA dates to 1972 and was most recently strengthened in 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. UNEA now functions as the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment and has universal membership, comprising 193 members. The Assembly works to tackle the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, dealing with issues such as food security, halting biodiversity loss, poverty and natural resources management, and sustainable business development.


The topics considered at WASMUN 2020:

I. Protection of the environment in areas affected by armed conflict

II. Sustainable consumption and production