United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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The United Nations Environment Programme coordinates the United Nations’ environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded in 1972 by its first director, Maurice Strong, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. The UNEP covers a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance, and green economy. Debate conforms to the normal rules of procedure, without ad-hoc debate.

The issues for 2017 are:

The Question of:

  • The environmental impact of sand mining
  • The environment in conflict areas
  • Promoting urban mining
  • The potential of thorium nuclear plants

This year’s delegations represented in the UNEP are:

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Botswana, China, Côte d’lvoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Nog toe te voegen, Norway, Portugal, Russian Federation, Senegal, Slovakia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe


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