United Nations Environment Program Governing Council

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
As a consequence they keep the environmental development under review and react to any occurring environmental problems. In this manner they assist the exchange of environmental technologies in between the UN-member states.
It was founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972 and currently consists of 58 member states, which are elected by the General Assembly for a four-year term.

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