Reflections of a First-Time Attendee to the Fourth edition of UNEA

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