The Stakeholder Engagement Handbook

The Handbook complements the Guidelines for Participation of Major Groups and Stakeholders in Policy Design at UNEP and other related documents.

This manual aims to inform and guide Major Groups and Stakeholders by introducing in detail the currently applied rules, mechanisms and practices for MGS engagement in UNEP’s work. It is based on the Rules of Procedure of the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEA).

It contains ten sections:

  • Section 1: The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and Its Subsidiary Organs
  • Section 2: Engagement Approach
  • Section 3: Accreditation
  • Section 4: Participation in Agenda-Setting and Decision-Making Processes
  • Section 5: Access to Information
  • Section 6: Major Groups and Stakeholders Body – Spaces and Roles
  • Section 7: Expert Input and Advice, and Partnerships for Implementation
  • Section 8: Funding for Stakeholder Engagement at UNEP
  • Section 9: Code of Conduct at Meetings Hosted by the UN
  • Section 10: UNEP’s Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch/Secretariat for Governing Bodies and Stakeholders

Last modified: August 5, 2021

Language: English