What is the News?
The United Nations General Assembly has agreed on the way forward for plans to host Stockholm+50 at the highest possible level in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2022.
What is Stockholm+50?
Stockholm+50 is an international meeting to be hosted by the Government of Sweden and convened by the United Nations General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden.
Theme: A healthy planet for the prosperity of all — our responsibility, our opportunity.
The meeting will commemorate 50 years since the 1972 UN Conference on the Human Environment, which made the environment a pressing global issue for the first time.
What are the objectives of the Stockholm+50 meeting?
The meeting has the following objectives.
To reflect on the urgent need for actions towards a healthy planet and prosperity of all,
To achieve a sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,
To accelerate the implementation of the environmental dimension of Sustainable Development in the context of the Decade of Action.
What is the Stockholm Conference?
The 1972 United Nations Conference on the Environment in Stockholm was the first world conference to make the environment a major issue.
During the conference, participants adopted the Stockholm Declaration, which placed environmental issues at the forefront of international concerns. The conference also marked the start of a dialogue between industrialized and developing countries on the link between economic growth, the pollution of the air, water and oceans and the well-being of people around the world.
One of the major results of the Stockholm conference was the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Source: This post is based on the article “Stockholm+50: International meeting to accelerate action towards a healthy and prosperous planet for all” published in UNEP on 22nd October 2021.