United Nations environment assembly
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) works towards finding innovative solutions to tackle environmental issues and sustainable consumption and production. The UNEA was formed in June of 2012 at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in response to strengthening UN Environment. The UNEA now functions as the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment and has universal membership, which includes193 members. The UNEA is the governing body of the UN Environment Programme and the successor of its Governing Council. This assembly primarily works to tackle the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, the assembly deals with issues such as food security and halting biodiversity loss, poverty and natural resources management, and sustainable business development with rapid technological change.
The topics this committee will consider at WASMUN 2020:
1. Protection of the environment in areas affected by armed conflict
2. Sustainable consumption and production