The resolution opening the negociations towards a Global Pact for the Environment is adopted by the UN General Assembly

On May 10, 2018 the resolution opening the negotiations towards a Global Pact for the Environment was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly by a very large majority (Recorded votes in favor: 143. Against: 5. Abstentions: 7).

The text of the resolution is available online and on our website. You can also watch the recording of the meeting at the United Nations.

A special ad hoc Open-ended Working Group, opened to NGO participation, is established to consider the report of the Secretary General (to be published next Autumn) and to discuss options to address possible gaps in international environmental law and environment-related instruments.