New Humanity, UNEP partner
The NGO New Humanity has been accredited as an observer at the United Nations governing body for the environment, UNEP, namely the United Nations Environment Programme, the United Nations agency that deals with all global environmental issues.
In a letter dated May 26, 2021, the Governance Affairs Office of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) announced that, after “careful evaluation and consideration of the documents and information provided,” the NGO New Humanity has been granted accreditation as an “observer” with the United Nations environmental governing body. In this way, New Humanity will be able to designate representatives to participate as observers in the public meetings of UNEP and its possible subsidiary bodies.
In addition, as an accredited organization, the letter states, New Humanity will be required to submit a report of its activities to the United Nations Environment Programme every 4 years from the date of accreditation.
New Humanity carries out its environmental protection activities in particular through the cultural initiative “EcoOne“, promoted by a network of teachers, academics, researchers and professionals working in environmental sciences.
WHAT IS THE UNEP
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global authority that sets the global environmental agenda and the implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system.
Its mission is to support and encourage collaboration in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life, without compromising that of future generations. UNEP is responsible for: assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends; developing international and national environmental instruments; and strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment. Its work includes, in particular, seven thematic areas: climate change, disasters and conflicts, ecosystem management, environmental governance, chemicals and waste, resource efficiency, and environment under review. UNEP works closely with UN Member States and representatives of civil society, business, and other major groups and stakeholders, always seeking new ways to leverage every collaboration for sustainable development.
by Tamara Pastorelli