GPE OEWG Plenary in session

The ad hoc open-ended working group established in May 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in resolution 72/277 (“Towards a Global Pact for the Environment”) convened its second substantive session 18-20 March 2019 at the United Nations grounds at Nairobi. At its first substantive session in January, the OEWG considered a report by the UN Secretary General that identified and assessed possible gaps in International Environmental Law (IEL) and environment-related instruments…

In all forums I participated in, my perspective of the youth lacking voices was changed. This is because I came to understand that in most of the forums available, the youth are only interested in those that will earn them a living, which is disheartening. If the church is ready to listen to the voices of the young, then the youth should establish ways of getting their cries heard and addressed. The youth are a moment of growth, who should be rooted in the wisdom of the aged.

From early morning Major Groups briefings to late evening deliberations, and from attending various side events to listening attentively to country-specific national statements! The first week was characterized by the Major Group (7-8 March); and The UN Science-Policy Business Forum on the environment (8-10 March)… a moment of darkness overshadowed and dampened hopes in light of the unfortunate crash that claimed 157 lives, including some intending to attend the #UNEA4

On the morning of 12th March 2019, at the sidelines of the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4), the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) and Brahma Kumaris co-hosted an event titled, Lifestyle Changes based on Values and Ethics – The Role of Faith in promoting Sustainable Consumption and Innovative Technology. This side […]