Report Stockholm +50, UN Conference 2-3 June 2022

Stockholm+50 conference commemorates the first United Nations Conference in 1972 on the Human Environment and celebrates 50 years of global environmental action. By recognizing the importance of collaboration in tackling the Earth’s triple planetary crisis – climate, nature, and pollution – the international meeting aimed to drive action toward a healthy planet for the prosperity of all.
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Report Stockholm +50, Inner Transformation, Sustainable Lives

This year marks 50 years since the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, a seminal event in creating awareness and promoting action to combat the degradation of the Earth and natural resources.

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Stockholm+50 Conference

Stockholm+50 will commemorate the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and celebrate 50 years of global environmental action. Join the Brahma Kumaris Environment team in two associated events.

icon linking to PDF document 1 June: Healthy mind, Healthy planet | icon linking to PDF document 2 June: Shift in Mindset

Faith for Earth Councilors : Capacity Building and Development program

New Delhi, 17th March; A meeting of high-level faith-based organizations from the Hindu community was held yesterday at UN House, New Delhi to seek synergies between the ongoing work of many faith institutions and the vision of UNEP as part of the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.

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Brahma Kumaris Report (2018 – 2020) to the United Nations

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Report 2018-2020 of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)

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Brahma Kumaris Report (2014 – 2017) to the United Nations

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Report 2014-2017 of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU)

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UNEP: Faith for Earth meeting Dec 2019

This was an international three day workshop, held 17th -19th  December 2019 and attended by Faith for Earth leaders on invitation by UNEP, to develop proposals in line with the sustainable development goals to address issues of climate change.

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UNEP conference, Nairobi, 2019

This UNEP conference held in Nairobi in July 2019, was for youth leaders to come together to discuss actions they can take to facilitate control of climate change. It was a celebration of the 4th anniversary of Laudato Si and the 5th anniversary of the Catholic environment group CYNESA and was attended by a number of world leaders concerned with environmental issues.

Report 2 UN Environment Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya 2019

This second report from the UN Environment Assembly includes:

  • Faith for Earth side event, including a visit by Inger Andersen, the incoming Executive Director of UNEP
  • Faith for Earth co-ordination meeting
  • News from our stand
  • Meditation and news from Faith-Based Initiatives for Addressing Environmental Challenges

Report 1 UN Environment Assembly, Nairobi, Kenya 2019

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has overall responsibility for environmental problems among UN agencies and is a leading global environmental authority. From 11th-15th March 2019, the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly UNEA4 is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya. The Brahma Kumaris in Kenya has been connected to UNEP since 1979 and we have been an accredited observer organization since 2014. Brahma Kumaris has a very active team at the assembly delivering our message to all.

UNEA 3 Report 2017

The third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) took place in Nairobi from 4 – 6th December 2017.  UNEA was created as a result of the call made by world leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Brazil in June 2012.  Its aim is to strengthen and upgrade the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to be the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda. Brahma Kumaris actively supported this meeting.

Report 3 from UNEA-2, Nairobi, Kenya

This report describes:

  • the national broadcast of a live interview
  • a talk at Nairobi University
  • A ministerial luncheon
  • A reception with the Indian Environment Minister
  • The opening of the high level segment, including the President of Kenya
  • Meeting the UNEP faith co-ordinator

The team continue to be very busy.

Report 2, UNEA-2, Nairobi, Kenya

On this first day of the assembly, The UNEP President gave a powerful address to the assembly, there was a well-attended side event, the first by faith-based organizations at a UNEP event and the exhibition stand was very busy and popular.  There was also a talk held at Strathmore University.  The team have been busy.

Preparation and events before UNEA-2: Nairobi, Kenya

Brahma Kumaris are actively supporting the United Nations Environment Assembly 2016 (UNEA-2) in Nairobi, Kenya.  This report describes some of the preparation work and events that have been organised by way of training, talks and exhibitions.  It also gives news of a side event called “Exploring the role of the faith community to the Sustainable Development Goals”.   This is a break through event being held for the first time at a UNEA assembly.  The team also managed to fit in a safari visit to the Nairobi National Park.

UNEA – United Nations Environment Assembly 2016 Delivering on the 2030 Agenda

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene for the second time (UNEA-2) in 2016. The UNEA of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) represents the highest level of governance of international environmental affairs in the UN system.

Report of UNEA at UNEP headquarters, June 2014

The first session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) of the United Nations Environment Programme took place at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi from 23 to 27 June 2014, under the slogan “Towards a Life of Dignity for All”, with more than 1,200 participants, including Environment Ministers, Government delegates and representatives of major groups and stakeholders. The overarching theme of the first session is “Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, including sustainable consumption and production”, which is designed to inform on-going discussions on the formulation of a set of targets and indicators that would succeed the Millennium Development Goals. Mambers of Brahma Kumaris attended the meeting and gave environmental help and advice to attendees and held a side event to describe the India One solar power project.

OECPR Meeting Nairobi

Monday 24th March to Friday 28th March 2014

Report on the OECPR meeting held in Nairobi 24th – 28th March 2014The meeting for OECPR (Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives) was attended by delegates from 97 Countries, Civil Society and Religious Groups in Nairobi Kenya.