• 18
    Jun
    2019
Negotiations and related meetings
Special Event on Cooperation with UN and other IGOs

Time:

13:15 - 14:45

Room:

Room Santiago de Chile

Venue:

WCCB

City:

Bonn

Country:

Germany

Article 7, paragraph 2(l), of the Convention states that the Conference of the Parties (COP) shall seek and utilize the services and cooperation of, and information provided by, competent international organizations and intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies. Thus, the secretariat places great value on working with other international organizations, including United Nations entities, secretariats of other multilateral environmental agreements and the scientific community.

The secretariat engages in collaborative activities, initiatives and programmes with United Nations entities, secretariats of other multilateral environmental agreements and intergovernmental organizations that enhance and contribute to the work under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

The key objective of the secretariat in such engagement is to support the implementation of the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement in an efficient and effective manner.  These activities are also relevant to wider multilateral action on sustainable development. The importance of these activities is highlighted this year through efforts of the wider UN system, with the in-depth review of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 at the High Level Political Forum held under the auspices of the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 9–18 July 2019, the Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit to be held on 23 September 2019, and the SDG summit to be held on 24–25 September 2019.

 

Draft Agenda

1:15 pm

 Opening remarks by the Chair of the SBSTA

1:25 pm

 Briefing by the secretariat on Cooperative activities with United Nations entities and other intergovernmental organizations that contribute to the work under the Convention, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. Note by the secretariat. 2019.

1:45 pm

 Perspectives from Parties and observers;

 Guiding questions:

 1. What do Parties and observer organisations expect on interagency cooperation?

 2. What are Parties’ priority focus areas for cooperation with UN and other intergovernmental organisations? 

 3. How can UN and other intergovernmental organisations better coordinate and be most helpful to support countries on taking climate action?

2:30 pm

 Closing remarks by SBSTA Chair

 
 

Language:

English
Mandated event