Tiilikainen elected VP of Bureau of UNEA
08 Dec 2017, 01:25 ( 08 Dec, 2017)
Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen was elected Vice President of the Bureau of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), said an official press release.
The Bureau, composed of ten Ministers of the Environment, is responsible in particular for matters of high policy relevance, including the themes addressed by the Environment Assembly.
Estonia’s Minister of the Environment Siim Kiisler was elected President of the Bureau.
“The Bureau has a key role in integrating environmental issues into the international policy agenda. I intend to be active in working to strengthen UNEA,” said Tiilikainen.
The third UN Environment Assembly (UNEA3) ended on Wednesday evening in Nairobi, Kenya. The overarching theme of the Assembly was curbing pollution. More than 4,000 heads of state, ministers, businesses leaders, UN officials and civil society representatives gathered at the Assembly in Nairobi.