United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the UN’s environment branch that focuses on a diversity of issues relating to the environment. It administers several environmental treaties and takes action regarding climate change, natural disasters, resource management, and many other areas.
The UNEP was founded on 1972 by the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, and its Governing Council, consisting of 58 member states, takes all important decisions concerning future action. It has been a decisive actor in promoting the fight against climate change and has set the agenda for environmental discussions for the past decades. Recently, the UNEP has primarily focused on sustainable development and its environmental aspects.
More information can be found on: http://www.unep.org