This report, presented to the United Nations describes the activities of Brahma Kumaris for environmental issues between 2014 and 2017, inclusive.
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.
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.