United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Keynote by the President of the UN Environment Assembly (HLPF)

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 3.00 pm — Wed 03 Feb 2021, 2.15 pm
Virtually (held New York time)


The UN Environment Assembly contributes to the full integration and effective implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, acknowledging that a healthy environment is an essential requirement and key enabler for sustainable development. In his allocution, the President of the UN Environment Assembly, H.E. Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn, Minister of Environment and Climate of Norway, will convey the main messages of the UN Environment Assembly and present the contributions of the Assembly to the debates of the HLPF.

The fifth UN Environment Assembly will take place in February 2021 in Nairobi.


•   H.E. Ms. Mona Juul, President of Economic and Social Council  

Keynote speaker:

  • H.E. Mr. Sveinung Rotevatn, President of the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway

Followed by H.E. Mr. Trevor Prescod, President of the Latin America and Caribbean Forum of Ministers and Minister of Environment and National Beautification of Barbados, on messages from the region.