UN appoints Nigeria vice president of environmental assembly


Nigeria has been appointed one of the Vice Presidents of the Bureau for United Nations Environment Assembly, UNEA.
According to a statement by Ahmad Salihijo, the Special Assistant Tech II to the Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed, the appointment was done at the second session of the UNEA-2, held in United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
The statement said, UNEA-2, with the theme “Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, reflected on the latest global, regional and national development relating to the environment, as well as provided the first global platform for reviewing progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, particularly their environmental dimension.
The statement revealed further that, in preparation to UNEA-2, five functional clusters-covering the environmental and policy issues that are critical for achieving the 2030 agenda) were developed to allow member – states to actively study the Draft resolutions and decisions prepared from previous meetings held towards the Assembly, and review same to ensure that the Concerns/interests of member – states are adequately accommodated in the resolutions that will be recommended for adoption.
Nigerian pilot gathered that ministers from all UN member states and multi stakeholder were brought together to identify concrete tools available to take an integrated and universal approach to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, including those related to critical areas as air quality, healthy ecosystems, chemicals and wastes.

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Source:: Nigerian Pilot