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.

Issues

The Issues for 2018 are:

The Question of:

  • The sustainable use of forest resources
  • The effect of border control on animal populations
  • Microplastic pollution
  • Measures for the recovery of insect population

Rules of Procedure

This committee follows the standard Rules of Procedure, which means it is not an ad-hoc committee

Current Members

The following nations have a delegation to the UNEP at LEMUN 2018:

Algeria, Australia, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sweden, United Kingdom, the United States of America and Venezuela

Student Officers

Boglárka Ketler (President) and Elene Amiranashvili (Deputy-President) will be the Student Officers for the United Nations Environment Programme at LEMUN 2018

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